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Essay: On Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.”—Langston Hughes, poet What is hope? Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” It whispers, … Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Finding Flow in Life

Dave Hood “Happiness is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person.” —Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow Wealth, power, sex, material comforts don’t ensure happiness or well-being. Many people who possess these trappings … Continue reading

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Living Mindfully

By Dave Hood “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. ” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life What is mindfulness? Writer … Continue reading

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Friendship: An Elixir for Good Health and Well-Being

By Dave Hood Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find. ― William Shakespeare Author Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project,” suggests this about friendship: “Having strong social bonds is probably the most meaningful contributor … Continue reading

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Why You Should be Reading

By Dave Hood Many people never read anything and prefer to spend their leisure time watching reality television, soap operas, reruns. There’s nothing wrong with watching television. However, I have discovered that reading is a far better way of enriching … Continue reading

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Meditative Essay on Solitude

Solitude is a thing we crave. –Rick Bass, The Book of Yaak Solitude is bliss.—quoted by many people. Nowhere can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than his own soul.— Marcus Aurelius By Dave Hood What is … Continue reading

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