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What to do When Life Kills Your Dream

What to do When Life Kills Your Dream

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of your need? Did you find that you were so lonely in your struggle that you wept silent tears in a bathroom stall at work because you were afraid of the judgmental eyes of others? Did you look at the happy people around you and struggle to remember the happy days of your youth? Do you feel the void in your heart where hope use to be? Victor Hugo wrote the beautiful character, Fantine, in his magnum opus, Les Miserable. She was described as Continue reading

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