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Tag: Awareness

Giving Love (Spiritual Tool #8)

Giving Love (Spiritual Tool #8)

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I thought I would write a quick note about an activity I shared with the Harvard Divinity School community today that centers on…LOVE!

A Ripple Effect of Love (Love, Love, Love, Love) – Spiritual Tool #6

A Ripple Effect of Love (Love, Love, Love, Love) – Spiritual Tool #6

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling exhausted from the recent onslaught of human-caused tragedy. On Friday I learned that flags in the United States had been half-mast for 16 of the last 40 days, starting with the Orlando shooting, and more specifically […]

Relinquishing Perfectionism (Spiritual Tool #3)

Relinquishing Perfectionism (Spiritual Tool #3)

I am a recovering perfectionist. I quit “cold turkey” a few years ago, and it was one of the best choices I have ever made! As a general rule, I feel much lighter and more peaceful now. However, I still slip up occasionally. Some of my relapse indicators include obsessing over outcomes, living for the future, negative self-talk, focusing on minute details, and worrying about what other people think. Do any of those symptoms sound familiar? If so, you, my friend, may also be experiencing a bad case of perfectionism! (more…)

Spring Flowers (Spiritual Tool #2)

Spring Flowers (Spiritual Tool #2)

I have been noticing this year just how “plugged in” I am all the time. It takes me five minutes to walk from my apartment to Harvard Divinity School. Too often I have spent that walk with my head gazing at my phone, reading emails, […]