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The Wisdom of Mandela

The world said good-bye this week to an amazing man. Nelson Mandela’s memorial was more a celebration of a life supremely lived than a period of mourning. His life was a remarkable journey. People all over the world have been reflecting on the impact, the legacy, and the wisdom he …

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Forgive and Forget?

A while back I gave a talk about the necessity of forgiveness if we are to live emotionally happy and spiritually healthy lives.  I said something that seemed to surprise some people and I was asked to clarify what I meant when I said, “It is not possible to forgive …

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Does God Care If We Cuss?

Back in the fall of 2008 when Sarah Palin condemned the critics of the National Day of Prayer she boldly exclaimed, “What in hell scares people about talking about America’s foundation of faith?” For me, hearing “what the hell” in the same sentence as the word “faith” pushed a button …

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The Amazing Power of Raw Food

If you want to experience ridiculous amounts of energy, crystal clear mental clarity, more creativity and outrageous joy, raw food is the way to do it. I went raw about three years ago now, and experienced a radical shift in my overall health and well-being. I lost 10 lbs within …

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Soulful Eating

It’s easy to worry about food. We are a country absolutely obsessed with it. Are we convinced we are eating the wrong stuff? Should we be eating organic. Should we have traded that donut for some carrot sticks?  Should we eat high protein, low carbs? Or high carb, low fat?  …

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Great Health Is Laughable

Experts say, “Laughter is medicine! In 1964, Norman Cousins was given a few months to live. He had a rare disease of the connective tissues. He was told by a doctor he had a 1 in 500 chance of survival. He was told to ‘get his affairs in order.’ But …

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One With the One

It was the twenty-fifth day of June, in the year 2009, four days after the summer solstice and the day that Michael Jackson died. What a very sad day it was for the world. A legend, a King, and a person I’d hoped to one day really get to know …

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