How would you vote?

by Jan on November 29, 2011

CBS’s Sunday Morning Show this week featured a conversation about the power of positive thinking in which Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the book Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America, and a handful of other experts, explore the effects of  (…)

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Truth is stranger than fiction.

by Jan on November 25, 2011

“You’ve just got to get through it, and you’ve got to fight the obstacles and you’ve got to be strong and you say, “You know what? I have hope and I believe and I’m never going to quit.” And if (…)

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“I’m the happiest man in the world”

by Jan on November 22, 2011

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ~ Frederick Douglas Almost 99, Jim Henry is vibrantly alive and still going strong. Illiterate until 96, when he first learned to read, he has now written a book! He (…)

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A sweet surprise

by Jan on November 18, 2011

“There is a way of breathing that’s a shame and suffocation. And there’s another way of expiring, a love- breath that lets you open infinitely.” ~Rumi, 13th century poet The smile This morning, while on a short vacation, I encountered (…)

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“I wonder…”

by Jan on November 17, 2011

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” ~ Socrates I think about wonder a lot.   Is it hope that leads to wonder?  Or does wonder come before hope? Recently I heard this piece of wisdom about the power of wonder, and the need (…)

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This great ship called life

by Jan on November 13, 2011

“When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D Life is like a journey on a huge ship (…)

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Raindrops of Change

by Jan on November 10, 2011

This is a great post that I came across that I would like to share with you. It is about all the possibilities that live within us–unrecognized. It is also about how change happens raindrop by raindrop. I hope you (…)

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What is the point of hope?

by Jan on November 9, 2011

Point Hope, Alaska is one place where community works together–and has hope. Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle–plunged into darkness 9 months out of the year–this tiny and remote whaling town of 900 people is determined to continue (…)

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Hope is a word we have known from the beginning…

by Jan on November 7, 2011

A friend of mine recently forwarded an article by someone she respects.  In it the author challenges us to banish “hope” from our language, and states that all we need is intention. Some people seem to have this knee jerk (…)

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

by Jan on November 4, 2011

CNN’s Hero Evans Wadongo builds solar powered LED lights for communities in rural Africa. Wodango’s selflessness and determination is inspiring. Through his project has already brought light to 10,000 homes and intends to continue making lights that enable children to learn (…)

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