Pathways

Pathways – On Making Commitments (and breaking them)

How often do we make commitments to ourselves, then not follow through? How often do we feel so sure that what we have committed ourselves to will come to pass – as if by magic? How often have we made life changing commitments, only to break the commitment or have it broken for us? Ouch!! I can only speak to ...

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Pathways – The Mischievous Committee

Have you a mischievous committee chattering away within your head? This committee consists of many members trying to make themselves heard. Some members want to grow and change and tackle new and interesting challenges. Others want to maintain the status quo, still others offer all the reasons why something just won’t work, or why the time isn’t right. Sound familiar? ...

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Pathways – A Smile Makes the World a Brighter Place

Have you ever wondered why the world becomes brighter when you smile? Or when you meet someone whose smile lights up your life…for that fleeting second? What is it that changes when we smile? Is there ever a smile more joyous then when a baby first smiles? It doesn’t matter whether it’s rainy, foggy, snowing or whatever. They just smile ...

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Pathways – Melancholy, An Opportunity for Change

Melancholy: described in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as a pensive sadness, sad or gloomy. The past few days I’ve felt melancholy, in a funk. I continued to do all those things that one feels they must do each day just to survive. I put a smile on my face when I needed to. I tried to practice what I preach. ...

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Pathways – Change Can Be Good

It has often been said that the only things certain in life is death and taxes. I’d like to add Change. If we are living at all, we are constantly changing, as a people, as a community, as a country. And usually change is very difficult. It’s often so easy to leaves things just as they are, with the familiar seeming better than ...

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Pathways – Laughter is Good Medicine

Have you ever laughed, really laughed until your sides hurt, your tummy muscles complain, your eyes water and your cheek muscles scream? Doesn’t it feel great? For that period of time all your cares and worries vanish…gone!! You feel energized and ready to take on the world. From what I can remember, real, honest to goodness, deep in the gut, ...

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