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The Ins and Outs of Integrity

I tried to lie once. I had decided to take my three kids skiing, and was stressing about spending the money.  As we approached the ticket window, plodding along in ski boots and bundled in winter coats, hats, and gloves, I noticed on the sign that children under the age of five were free.  My youngest

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The Value of Relating to Others

I sat down after finding my name inscribed in calligraphy on the place card.  It was a delightful night to be out on the town — the warm, summer breezes and city lights danced well together to create a jovial spirit for this fundraising event. Though I knew no one in attendance–yet–my plan was to turn

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A Little Running Story

A Little Running Story Sometimes the ability to powerfully influence others, a vital competency of emotional intelligence, shows up without saying a word. Many of you know of my dark and sordid love affair with running. I go through romantic, passionate periods where I am a faithful lover then for no reason at all kick

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Tackling Fear with Personal Power

I have this terrific fear of karaoke. It is unfounded, ungrounded, and unreasonable. “No one cares what you sound like”, they tell me. “Have a few drinks and you’ll be fine”, they reason. “No one is listening anyway”, they say in a most convincing tone.  I get it and I hear it and I agree

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My Will or Yours?

“Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…” is how the habitually unnoticed prayer mumbles. My Will or Yours? Really? Cursed with an annoyingly endless amount of curiosity, I obsessively ponder the things of life which (and here is the curse) only leads to more questions. There might be

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A Quote on Humility

Humility is… …filled with power to bring forth life.  The word itself comes from the Latin humus, which means fertile ground.  “Humility,” writes Anthony Bloom, “is the situation of the earth.”  In one sense humility is nothing more than staying close to the earth.  The earth Bloom reminds us, is always with us, always taken

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A Message from the Middle of Messy

I often find myself pondering why my life seems so messy. Yesterday morning, I was thinking we should take a weekend and just fix all the broken things in our house. In my musings, a fear began to creep into my awareness. I realized that I had to face one of the most dreaded times

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inevitable conflict by Theressa McMorris

Conflict is an unpleasant partner in life.   When we encounter conflict, we seem alarmed as if it is an abnormality.  Conflict is not only inevitable; it is necessary.  Yikers! As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my job is about conflict every hour.  Conflict with self – trying to muscle out of a depression because one

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The Lie of “Fairness” and the Distribution of Princess of Grayce by Theressa McMorris

The title for this blog has actually been on a “post-it” note on the back of my IPAD for probably 3 weeks. I woke up at 5 this morning with this blog on my mind, when it occurred to me that for the last five days I had fallen for the “lie of fairness”. You

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