Personal Identity

How Are You Living Your Dash?

by Connie
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Cemetery gravestones of old were succinct. They cut to the chase; noting the name of the departed, birth year and year the soul transitioned. The two dates were separated by a dash chiseled into the rock.  This hyphen represented the person’s life. A whole lifetime reduced to one glyph (-) carved in stone…one uncomplicated dash. Which brings [...]

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How To Uncover Your Truth

by Connie
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There’s a quote by the author, Lynn Hall that says:  ‘We didn’t change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.’ This is the point I made in, ‘Sculpting Your True Self’.  Juxtapose that with this quote by the French philosopher, Henri Bergson:  ‘To exist is to change, to change is to mature, [...]

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Sculpting Your True Self

by Connie
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It’s been said, when Michelangelo was asked how he created his statues with such perfection and detail, he answered: ‘Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.’ Fast-forward some 400-odd years.  My friend Jody and I were discussing whether people change or not. [...]

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Your Past Does Not Define Your Future

by Connie
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All forms of media have reported on the developing news of Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky and the child sexual abuse which took place at Pennsylvania State University.  Just as those broadcasts were being replaced with Black Friday sales stats, child sex abuse accusations against Associate Head Basketball Coach Bernie Fine of Syracuse University in [...]

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Do You Suffer from Spiritual Amnesia?

by Connie
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Do you suffer from spiritual amnesia? When the chips are down, are you able to draw upon the good things in your Life? Or, do you find yourself stuck in the muck and mire, weighed down by feelings that things are never going to get better? We’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week in the United States.  [...]

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Which of These are You Most Afraid Of?

by Connie
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Halloween is a holiday observed on October 31st in 15 countries, worldwide.  A traditional Halloween celebration includes a combination of costume parties, trick-or-treating for candy, touring haunted houses, sharing scary stories, and watching spooky movies. It’s a holiday which preys on our most primal fears.  The arrival of Halloween got me thinking about topics most [...]

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What Are You Doing To Draw Your Dream Life To You?

by Connie
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One of my favorite quotes is by the Jesuit priest and geologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: ‘What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?’ I like the directness of the quote.  It really cuts to the chase, doesn’t it? If you’re uncertain what you want to achieve, do or try, just ask yourself [...]

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Is Your Relationship Living in the Past?

by Connie
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I’ve got two friends in separate relationships.  One’s a guy and the other a girlfriend but they’re both at what I call ‘relationship crossroads’. Typing these words, I hear The Clash singing ‘Should I stay or should I go’ in my head.  Yep, who among us hasn’t asked themselves that question? Uncertain of their next [...]

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How do You Define Independence?

by Connie
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The United States is celebrating it’s birthday, Independence Day.  This got me thinking about the concept of personal independence. What does being independent mean to you? Does it mean you make your own decisions and take responsibility for them? Do you frame it in terms of being financially responsible and self-reliant? There are many ways [...]

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3 Things to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

by Connie
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What do you do, when you don’t know what to do? How do you find your chosen path when there doesn’t seem to be one? How will you pick the right path, when too many options appear? When faced with these questions throughout my Life, I’ve found the best solution is to ‘Stop, Look and [...]

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