Connections

Women in Hard Hats Rule

Local women rise to the challenge in a male-dominated fields.  When Chanda Chann came to the U.S. as a Cambodian refugee, she had nothing. She was about seven years old, couldn’t speak English, and had seen very little in her young life. But she saw how hard her mother worked…
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Set Yourself Free

Do you feel like you’re always behind because you’re burdened with too much to do? Are there people, activities, and commitments that are draining you? I know I feel that way sometimes. I have so much going on this year that when even the little things go wrong, it can…
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Seesaw Relationships

A very wise person once told me that all relationships are equal and that they are balanced like a seesaw. Sometimes one end might be up; sometimes the opposite end might be up, but in order for it to work at all, there has to be equal weight on each…
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Think into Being

Scientists are now realizing what metaphysicians and spiritual teachers have known for centuries—the “matter” in our physical world is not really matter at all, but a force or essence that we call energy. Things appear solid and separate from one another to our physical senses. On finer levels, at atomic…
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Finding Fulfillment

Through the messages we get on television and in magazine ads, we are encouraged to look for quick fixes. Of course they are not called quick fixes but merely purchases that are encouraged because they will make you look more attractive, be happier, feel better, smell better, and be more…
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Know Better, Do Better

The first time I heard this statement “When we know better, we do better” by poet Maya Angelou, I thought, “Of course.” How simple and how beautiful and how very freeing this statement is. This statement has allowed me to forgive myself for some of the less-than-stellar behavior of my…
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You Choose: Baloney or Prime Rib?

Together with some friends, Counselor Gregg Unterberger, M.Ed., decided they deserved a Christmas celebration as adults unlike any they’d experienced as children. They planned a special Christmas holiday event and gave themselves all the nice things they hadn’t received as children—the special foods, music, warmth, and camaraderie. Some of the…
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