Mindfulness and Simplicity

Mindfulness and Simplicity

Life is a series of one moment after another. If we want to really experience life, instead of it passing us by, we need to be cognizant of our experiences on a moment by moment basis. The most important part of living mindfully is to experience the moment, to not...

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Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

Recollections of Jerusalem: Interview with Anya Berezina Derrick

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Anya Berezina Derrick about her new book, Recollections of Jerusalem, published by Holy Trinity Publications. Her book is a memoir and autobiography that opens up a wonderful world of history and spirituality from a unique perspective: What inspired you to write Recollections...

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Letters from Your Father

Letters from Your Father

When our son Adam was three years old, my husband Barry decided to start writing to him in a journal and then hand it to him when he turned 18. That time has come. In fact, Adam’s 18th came and went, as did Christmas, but the finished product is now...

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Raising Happiness and the Happiness Equation

Raising Happiness and the Happiness Equation

The most common comment that I hear from parents in my child psychology practice is, “I just want my child to be happy.” Every parent wants their child to be happy, resilient, flexible and optimistic. Dr. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, provides a formula or happiness equation to...

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Marshmallows, Delayed Gratification, and the Kingdom of Heaven

Marshmallows, Delayed Gratification, and the Kingdom of Heaven

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though the outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not...

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