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Understanding has its own pace.

It can be nurtured and cultivated, 

But it cannot be hurried or forced.

Understanding develops according to its own seasons,

And once it blooms the result is beautiful.

Christy Heacock (Photo by Jessica Fadel on Unsplash)

Forgiveness Transforms Victims Into Heroes

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness. ~ Bishop Desmond Tutu What makes someone a hero? According to my online dictionary, it’s being admired for courage, noble qualities, and outstanding achievement. Someone who forgives a major offense or injustice fits that definition. Forgiveness requires the courage to confront… More

Unity Requires Strength Training

I recently visited the nation of Tanzania with my husband and a group of Rotarians who wanted both to experience the adventure of an African Photographic Safari and to support the School of St. Jude, which provides a free education to some of Tanzania’s poorest and brightest children. Travel is special to me because it’s… More

Why Is It So Hard to “Let Go”?

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. ~ Psychologist Carl Rogers I’m taking a course to prepare me to become a forgiveness coach. Our current assignment is to examine our personal lives and decide if we’re ready to let go of a story we’ve been… More

Creating a Brighter Story for Ourselves

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. ~Bryant H. McGill I still remember the moment when I realized I didn’t have to believe everything I was telling myself. Yes, I had a story, but I didn’t have to stick to it. Not if it was causing me unnecessary pain, keeping me from moving forward, preventing… More


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