Is Peace Possible in Today’s World?

Is Peace Possible in Today's World?

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A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Thousand Oaks, California

Is peace on earth a possibility today? With the media reporting daily about wars, death, and retaliation, is there even a chance for harmony and tranquility to take hold in our world?Continue Reading

Can You Block Trigger Warnings?

Can You Block Trigger Warnings?

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A guest post written by Tracy Clifton from Glendale, California

A while ago I read an article about domestic violence that began with the phrase “Trigger Warning!” It warned readers that the article might bring up emotions that were unresolved – that there was the potential for someone’s innate “trigger” to go off.Continue Reading

Finding Freedom through Forgiveness

Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness

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A guest post written by Diana Colarossi from San Juan Capistrano, California

Forgiveness. Both the religious and medical communities value this act of grace: studies have found that the act of forgiving improves your mental and physical wellbeing and many believe that forgiveness is linked to salvation. Some research even links negative physical symptoms to unforgiving personalities.Continue Reading

Are You Pushing the Mute Button? It’s Healthy!

Are You Pushing the Mute Button? It's Healthy!

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A guest post written by Bill Priest from San Diego, California.

I’ve decided to be more proactive in using my TV mute button when commercials proclaim a certain disease season is here, warn of disease susceptibility, give medical recommendations for that disease, and warn of possible, nasty side effects of that medication – including blindness and death.Continue Reading

Living in God’s Day

Living in God’s Day

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A guest post written by Elizabeth Nelson from San Diego, California.

Have you ever heard one of these phrases: Being in the moment, Defining the day, Responding with optimization? I like to think of these phrases as representing the spirit of the idea of Living in God’s Day, a phrase I use frequently as I strive to be a conscientious citizen and play a vital role in my community – especially during stressful times.Continue Reading

Is Seeing Actually Learning to Perceive?

Is Seeing Actually Learning to Perceive?

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A guest post written by Kathleen Osborne from Riverside, California

“I had excellent eyesight going into the course, but, it wasn’t so much seeing as learning to perceive,” said Navy Seal sniper, Chris Kyle, in his book American Sniper, after he was accepted into the Navy’s sniper school. This idea was a key component to his success, but he also learned in his training that he didn’t have to see everything, just his target.Continue Reading

Seeing Ageless Vigor in Aqua Aerobics Group

Seeing Ageless Vigor in Aqua Aerobics Group

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A guest post written by Wendy Rose Bryden from Los Angeles, California

Recently I signed up for morning aqua aerobics classes. I showed up one sunny morning to find a group of “early senior” to “late senior” ladies already bobbing in the clear water.

Really? Do I belong in this group?Continue Reading

Experience Higher Views Step by Step

Experience Higher Views Step by Step

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A guest post written by Graham Bothwell from La Canada Flintridge, California

On clear winter days from our kitchen window we can see the peak of Mt. San Jacinto, 70 miles away, the second-highest mountain in Southern California. Late last summer, my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by spending the day hiking to the top of the mountain.Continue Reading

Is There Something Beyond “Seeing is Believing”?

Is There Something Beyond "Seeing is Believing"?

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A guest post written by Pamela Scott from Poway Rancho Bernardo, California.

Isn’t it interesting that some people won’t believe something unless they can see it with their eyes? In the Bible, even Jesus’ disciple, Thomas, refused to believe that Jesus was actually alive until he saw him. It seems some people can’t or won’t take something on faith or accept that someone was healed through prayer – because they can’t see prayer.Continue Reading