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Posted 2012-12-01T16:49:26Z

Christian Origins...

Most of the trappings of even the most secularized Christmas observances have their roots in Christian symbol and meaning. Though the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, Christmas greeting cards, feasting and flowers have been largely commercialized, we can enjoy them in our homes by understanding their origins and meaning.[...]

Posted 2012-11-27T17:43:53Z

Heroine...

Afraid, but you will not run Alone, thy will be done confessed, but you still feel the shame Bring me into your arms again Heroine Heroine Heroine Heroine touch these eyes with a broken smile touch my mouth with your furrowed brow with my heart feel my shame Lead me into rest again Heroine Heroine Heroine Heroine The night is long, but the day will come with promises were the chosen one Soak the sea Sweet tastering fall tonight into my arms again Heroine Heroine Heroine Heroine The night is long but the day will come with promises were the chosen one Soak the sea Sweet tastering fall the night into the light of day.  By Sinéad O'Connor/The Edge                       [...]

Posted 2012-11-23T17:44:35Z

I is learning...

Here are some tips for setting healthy boundaries, modified from the book, Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin, by Anne Katherine:

When you identify the need to set a boundary, do it clearly, preferably without anger, and in as few words as possible. Do not justify, apologize for, or rationalize the boundary you are setting. Do not argue! Just set the boundary calmly, firmly, clearly, and respectfully.[...]

Posted 2012-11-22T17:46:24Z

All I really need to know...

All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten. ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:[...]