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IS IT A WONDERFUL LIFE?

  I think we’ve all seen the 1946 Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life featuring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a man who becomes so discouraged with his current life situation that he wishes that he had never been born. As he is about to jump off a bridge, an […]

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YOGA: EXERCISE OR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE?

Whether you live in a bustling urban center or quieter rural setting, you don’t have to look too hard to find a yoga studio. A 2014 research article from the International Journal of Yoga (which uses the abbreviation IJoY as part of their title) states that, “With origins in 5,000 B.C.E. India, yoga combines specific […]

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DOES PRAYER REALLY WORK?

What is one thing that all the world religions have in common? Prayer.  Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, First Nations, Native American, Maori, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Pagan, or New Age, to name a few, prayer is a key spiritual practice. Prayer can be done daily as well as at special times like at weddings, funerals […]

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CAN YOU BE SPIRITUAL AND ANGRY AT THE SAME TIME?

How often does something tick you off? Has a family member or co-worker caused you to feel frustrated, maybe to the point where you lost your cool?  Perhaps saying things in anger that you regretted afterwards?  Have you ever been angry but talked yourself out of expressing the anger because you felt it would be […]

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