Author Archives: Steve Vernon

A friend posted this video on Facebook today, and I thought it well worthwhile to share here rather than simply reposting on Facebook.  This way it is always readily available as a reminder of 10 things we can ALL do … Continue reading

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Contrary to popular belief, Christmas does not simply come and go on December 25 after a long, frenzied shopping season that seems to start earlier and earlier each year.  Christmas actually begins on that day and runs through the evening … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution I was embarrassed this morning to realize it’s actually been six months since I posted anything in this blog!  OUCH! The saddest part of that is the fact that I love to write, and I simply … Continue reading

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Do you ever ask, “What if”? There is not a time or decision that I can think of from the past that I can truly say I look back on with regret.  However, there are moments that I often wonder … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle No, I’m not a cowboy, but this trusty (or maybe “crusty”) old phrase pretty much fits where I am (or where I’m working to get to) right now.  I haven’t posted anything new here for quite … Continue reading

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I wonder what it really means to experience “spiritual growth”. I mean . . . really . . . what does that mean?  Every culture around the world and throughout history has found ways to express knowledge of or relationship with a … Continue reading

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I wonder what the world would be like if there were no such thing as bigotry . . . of any kind. It seems that bigotry has been such an integral part of human society throughout history that one would … Continue reading

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This week we come to the sixth and final step, according to Jay Dixit, in learning to live in the moment — mindfulness. Know that you don’t know You’ve probably had the experience of driving along a highway only to … Continue reading

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Move Toward Your Pain As we continue in Jay Dixit’s article on Living in the Moment, we hit on a step that, for most of us, can be the most challenging — dealing with pain in our lives.  It is … Continue reading

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Go With the Flow Today’s portion of our series from the article by Jay Dixit (Psychology Today, 11/1/2008) discusses something that many of us have an extremely difficult time doing, but something that is absolutely vital if we are truly going … Continue reading

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