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The Pursuit of Happyness

If you never saw the movie, the Pursuit of Happyness, you should. I watched it again recently and am adding this to my “SparkSeekers Movie Musts” (not that I’ve started this list but consider this the first). Based on a true story about the life of Chris Gardner (played by Will Smith), it’s about a […]


Authentic Power!

Power. Not power as in physical strength. Not power as in dominance over another. Not power regarding anything outside of yourself. Power over yourself, power over your ability to choose how you respond to the world, your circumstances, your challenges. Either the world outside of you controls you or you control you – it has […]

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A Friend’s Bad Advice

A women I was counseling, who lost her husband a few months ago, says to me that her best friend told her that what she needed was a vacation. “Your tired. You need to relax. You need to heal. You should take a cruise,” she suggested.  So she went on a cruise and as she […]


Bereavement – Tearing Yourself A Whole Heart

Bereavement. It’s one of those fancy words we use but we don’t know why, don’t really know what it means or where it comes from. Bereavement comes from the Latin root, “reave,” which means “dispossessed” or “robbed.” To be bereaved means to be dispossessed of one’s loved one, to be robbed of the one whom you love. Or […]