Friendship

Friendship

How To Be Happy! Stop, Think, Send Love & Let It Go!

How To Be Happy! Stop, Think, Send Love & Let It Go!by Sonia Ricotti. Victor Frankl said, “It’s the last of all human freedoms, the ability to choose.” We can choose to look at whatever we want. So if we choose to hold bad thoughts about someone, simply release them and send love to the people who bother you...

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The Art of Encouragement: How to Encourage Yourself & Others

The Art of Encouragement: How to Encourage Yourself & Othersby Mark Nepo. In many ways, to encourage is to help the heart unfold. And each time we do so, another aspect of our true self unfolds. Very often, the art of encouragement is needed to counter some sort of fear...

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Where to Find Friends: Plant Seeds of Friendship

Where to Find Friends: Plant Seeds of Friendship, article by Donald Altmanby Donald Altman. It goes without saying that harming others does not a friendly community make. We can begin to refrain from doing harm while cultivating love and good relations. When we live with this value, we honor all with whom we...

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Friends -- Choose Them Wisely

Friends: Choose Them Wiselyby Dr. Allan G. Hunter.

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. So goes the saying. Ask yourself if that is true for you. Did you choose your friends, or did you allow them to choose you? It may be that in...

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Eternal Life through Facebook

eternal loveby Alan Cohen. I was surprised to receive a Facebook friend invitation from Eric Butterworth, a respected author and minister who introduced me to the new thought movement many years ago. The astounding element of Dr. Butterworth’s invitation is that he is dead. He passed away eight years ago. How he found his way onto Facebook is...

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Taking It Personally

Marie T. Russell

A while back, in the spirit of wanting things to be "better", I rearranged the furniture in the office. The changes were a little unconventional, yet  the layout was more efficient and would lead to a better functioning of the office. People often have a resistance to change, especially when the change is thrust upon them without giving them a chance to make a choice. So, the reactions of my co-workers...

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Friends: Who Will Help You

Nanette HucknallIf you are struggling to learn something new and you have people around who are not only unhelpful but downright negative about what you're doing, then you need to really look at each and every one and decide if each is truly a friend...

 

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Amitié Amoureuse

Zenith Henkin Gross

by Zenith Henkin Gross.

Relationships are quite different from the engaged-married-live-together-forever lockstep. The romantic friendship is a new feature in the relationship landscape of most conventional Americans, though not unknown in other cultures around the world.

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my-life-as-an-urban-egg-smuggler by Melissa Mahony. When life hands you backyard chickens (yep, it's a trend), you make a lot of omelets. But I'll skip on the roasted hen for now.If you...Read More
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what-do-i-think-happens-after-we-die  by David Jay Brown. What do I think happens after we die? I think about this question every day as an exercise of the imagination, and I...Read More
am-i-being-kind by Michael J. Chase. As someone who was once unhappy in every sense of the word, I can personally verify that misery leads to heartless behavior, and...Read More
negative-love-repeating-parental-behaviors by Marcelle Pick. One emotion holding many of us back is negative love: our tendency to repeat the behaviors we used to win our parents’ love, and to...Read More
five-habits-of-compassionate-men by Kozo Hattori. I remember being a very compassionate child. But by the time a boy reaches five or six years old “he’s learned to repress every...Read More
the-vicious-cycle-of-concentrated-wealth-and-political-power If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful “McCutcheon” decision by the five Republican appointees...Read More
the-facts-are-not-enough Can the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change most recent report or a star-studded Showtime mini-series change the way people talk and think...Read More
hollywood-goes-big-on-climate-change-with-years-of-living-dangerously It’s being billed as “the biggest story of our time.” This weekend viewers of Showtime, the US cable channel, will be watching the first of an...Read More
seeing-things-from-a-different-perspective-what-if-i-chose-it by William Fergus Martin. Those who recover the best from painful events are those who find something meaningful in the experience. The exercise below...Read More
the-raging-war-within-lower-self-vs-higher-self by Michael Jones. The battle between the Lower Self and the Higher Self is an internal battle, fought every day in the minds and hearts of all men...Read More
if-you-are-in-control-of-your-life-stop-do-not-read-this by Sara Chetkin. You can cross all of the t’s and dot all of the i’s and still things don’t work out. Two days ago I was six weeks pregnant. Today...Read More