Create a New Story, Become Empowered

Our lives are intrinsically entwined around the stories that guide our lives.  We have personal and family stories that are deeply meaningful to us, cultural stories, such as our American story, as well as our common human story.  For all of our cultural differences, our language differences, and richly varied customs and traditions, psychologically healthy humans around the world share universal core values and aspirations.  We all want healthy happy children, loving families, caring communities, and a healthy natural environment. We want to hear the stories about how people make this happen.

Cherish Your Family Stories, Discover Your Strengths

Every great country, business, family, and individual became that way because they were able to rise to the occasion when facing challenges and stress. Adversity brings out the best of us, but only we can focus on higher purpose, maintain our sanity, and see the challenge through.  This is the fodder for many great stories.

Special and Connected

My neighbors had a family member who recently passed.  He was loved and cherished by all who knew him.  Having suffered from Down's syndrome, he continually maintained a child like quality about him of innocence and exploration. It was such a joy to see the community turn out to celebrate his life. His authenticity, his sense of humor, and his sense of innocence was valued by all.

Celebrating Thanksgiving: Honoring Your Roots

What a wonderful day to be grateful and to celebrate the blessings in our lives. We are fortunate to be able to gather with family and friends, enjoy good food, and share stories. 

When you do so, take a moment to consider your roots. Do you know the countries of your ancestors?  See if you can discover them.  When you become aware of them and reflect on them, you they can give you a deep sense of appreciation that goes far beyond the pleasures and the happiness of one day.

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