Monthly Archives: August 2012

If You’re Swept Up in the Chaos, Find Peace on the Shore

A few months ago, my son and I stood on the banks of the river that flows through our area.  After torrents of rain had flooded it this spring, the river was rushing wildly with such force it was breathtaking.  My son periodically threw sticks and pine cones into the water, then stood in awe […]

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Lost in life? Stop and ask for directions!

We’ve all been in a car with a driver who was clearly lost, but too stubborn or too overwhelmed to admit it.  We probably stewed in frustration as he or she drove aimlessly, often in circles, passing the same street corner multiple times. Despite our impatient pleas to just stop and ask for directions, the […]

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Beat Head Against Wall. Repeat.

We’ve all heard the saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Why are we so prone to beat our head against the same wall repeatedly before we finally decide to try something different?  Very often, the answer to that question lies in our propensity […]

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