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Don’t think you’re changing the world if all you’re doing is whining about it

Not too far from where I live, there’s a women’s center where abortions are performed. There’s usually someone hanging around outside with a sign or pamphlets or a bible, and sometimes there’s a large group. They generally pace back and forth or just hang around. Sometimes they kneel and pray. Other times they hold up […]

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Five ways to reach your dreams

We have big dreams, high hopes, and great plans. For a lot of us, they just never happen. Almost everyone I’ve ever known has a weekend hobby or a passion they wish they could turn into a job or career. They sigh and say, “Boy, I wish I could do this all the time.” Then […]

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Peaceful isn’t passive: 7 tips for speaking up

Sometimes, keeping our mouths shut only serves ourselves and our own fears. Silently watching someone jump off a cliff—or putting up with someone’s poor treatment of us or watching another get hurt without doing anything just isn’t useful much less compassionate. Whether we speak up or not and how is a choice. We might not […]

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Why Peace Matters: The Peaceful Planet Manifesto

Beyond happiness and unhappiness is peace. —Eckhart Tolle Twenty-eight pages. Eighteen photos. Two pages of recommended reading and online videos. Three sections devoted to where I’ve been and why I believe “we’re all peaceful underneath all the crap.” Plus ten facts about interpersonal communication, emotion, thinking, and beliefs that are the source of our conflicts […]

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Thank God Almighty We Are Free At Last

We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream “Can I touch your hair?” “Sure.” Tony laughed. He dipped his head down obligingly. I touched. Gingerly, […]

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