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August 6, 2013 by Trent, 0 comments

I recently finished reading Karen Armstrong’s 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life. This is a very good book that I highly recommend. In it, Armstrong presents 12 different looks on compassion and challenges the reader to work through each step in order to increase your compassion. After having read it through once, I’ve decided that I am going to devote Read more…

June 10, 2013 by Trent, 0 comments

We enjoy growing several kinds of herbs in our garden. When cooking, there’s just something about being able to use fresh herbs from the garden. Through my life, I have had dishes that range from very bland to full of life. Some of the best meals that I have had were like a firework show for my mouth. Colors were Read more…

May 24, 2013 by Trent, 0 comments

“The potter forms the clay into jars, but their usefulness depends on the enclosed space”.– Tao Te Ching So much of our life is lived around structure. It provides a framework for us to feel comfortable and in control. The framework can be anything from our daily schedule and habits to the stereotypes we have of others. We rely so Read more…

May 20, 2013 by Trent, 1 comment

Why do you forgive someone? The answers may vary by the individual, but a group of researchers recently suggested that we are more likely to forgive for the sake of ourselves and for our relationships. When we do forgive for the sake of our relationship, it is likely related to our relationship quality and a decrease in revenge and avoidance. Read more…

May 14, 2013 by Trent, 0 comments

How much does your stress from work affect your relationships at home? I think for most people, the answer is that stress at work does affect our relationships. In fact, there’s a label for this: the spillover effect. Researchers have been busy attempting to understand the effect so that it’s effects can be reduced. In a recent article in Personal Read more…

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