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Book Review: Calming the Fearful Mind… A Zen Response to Terrorism

"Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism” by Thich Nhat Hanh ISBN-10: 1888375515 ISBN-13: 978-1888375510 Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for... 



Book Review: Life is a Verb

"Life is a Verb” by Patti Digh, Skirt!, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press ISBN 978-1-59921-295-1 Writing has been my form of reflection, whether in a journal, a poem or a personal... 



Reflecting

Perhaps it is time to reflect on what is really important. The current global financial meltdown is sending ripples of fear and anxiety throughout the world. It is hard to avoid all... 



Who Am I?

What do you see when looking at your reflection in the mirror? Do you see the face and features, or do you see the person within? Have you noticed that when you look at your reflection... 



My Dream Home

I woke up in my dream home this morning. Each day it just keeps getting better, this place where I live. I have grown through three dozen residences in the last thirty years since... 



Personal, but not Confidential

Each decade has yielded new insights that have shaped my life. First Decade: A love of adventure, and a knowledge of risk. In my first decade of life, I realized that I loved adventure,... 



What Really Matters

With the global financial system teetering near the edge, there is plenty of fear running around the world. This is not the first such time, nor likely the last. Besides calling on... 



Been There, Done That

Not too long ago, I did a mental scan of how far I had come in my life. It was sort of a delayed mid-life crisis event where I looked for some sort of evidence that my life experiences... 



Time for Change

So, how does it feel knowing you’ve been conned? No, no, don’t be looking over your shoulder. I’m talking to you, yes, you, the one reading this article right now. ... 



So What Can I Do?

Get really honest with yourself and those closest to you. Ask, How do we want to live our lives? What do I want to look back on from my deathbed? How do I want to feel? Do I want to... 



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