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Choose your Weapon Wisely: On Stress, Resilience and Resolve

Choose your Weapon Wisely: On Stress, Resilience and Resolve

Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness or the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity Resolve: to decide firmly on a course of action. "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." – Jesus, (via the writing of Matthew 7:13-14) Stress is a Continue reading

When all the World is Raging, Peace!

When all the World is Raging, Peace!

"It feels good to rage." My friend said. She expressed to me just how good it feels to hang onto grudges and if at possible punish those who have wronged her. Her gripes are legitimate. Ill treatment by peers at work, sibling rivalry, and a general malaise about the government contribute to a common human ailment; bitterness. We are all affected by inequality. We are tainted by injustice. But if we don't confront our anger and find a way to manage it, our lives bear witness to the havoc it can Continue reading

Hogwash Not Happenstance

Hogwash Not Happenstance

I grew up with little understanding about the importance of good nutrition. Not because my mother was delinquent, but rather because I did not care. There was a question I asked most every day around 4:00pm, "Mom, what are we having for dinner?" If the answer was pizza or stroganoff or tacos, I was content. If the answer was Borscht or liver or Chow Mein, I cringed. I had the good fortune to have a mother who worked at home (the common term back then was Housewife) and therefore she was usually Continue reading