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U R what U believe U R

In 2011, Ipsos conducted a poll for Reuters News in twenty-four countries. The issue was about the belief. Reuters wanted to know what humans believe about the origins of human beings. Respondents were prompted with the statement, “There has been some… Continue Reading →

Wrong Time-Zone

Heads up! This post is about time and anxiety. The two are partners in crime. My evil plan 😈  is  to  give you a different way to think about anxiety. By doing so, you will change it. Yes. I am… Continue Reading →

You Selfish Pig

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” – Oscar Wilde Righteous pain follows a noble belief; needless pain follows a selfish act. This means if you go… Continue Reading →

What dooo you Believe?

be·lief  an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists. 2. trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something. [poll id=”10″] Followup question: Are these core beliefs apparent to others?  If not, they’re NOT core. Belief is the state of… Continue Reading →

A Girl Named Prudence

Aristotle said a virtue is a point between a deficiency and an excess of a trait. We Americans say, “To much of a good thing is not good.” Remember Virtue 101? You do not have to be good all the time… Continue Reading →

FAITH -vs- TRUST

As you can imagine, when a Marriage and Family Therapist tackles the issue of faith and trust it most often involves infidelity. What happens is, before they call me, the couple tries to weather the storm of thought and emotion…. Continue Reading →

The Choice is Yours

It’s official, you are responsible. According to my exhaustive research (counting votes) of the poll question,         What make a person LUKEWARM? 40% of you said it is caused by a lack of conviction. That means not having… Continue Reading →

Lukewarm BURNS ME!

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James If you have a belief, let’s hear it. I or anyone else doesn’t care if it’s not the same as mine. Or I should… Continue Reading →

Faithing the Facts

Faithing the Facts “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible”   — Thomas Aquinas Fact: If you are reading this right now, which is true, you’re intelligent. Fact: Intelligence is a… Continue Reading →

A little PP for you

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence”~ Albert Ellis In 1973, at the impressionable age of nine, I witness two things for the first time on T.V. The first wonder was a program about Chang and Eng Bunker,… Continue Reading →

Out of Gas?

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark” ~ Charles Spurgeon I hope the snail was notified first, if anyone deserves a head start, it’s the snail. The average snail about town moves at the lightening fast speed of 2 feet every… Continue Reading →

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