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Emotional Health and Well-Being

Asking For Help


Back in 2001, while eating dinner with a friend in Seoul, an elderly woman silently walked in and placed a chocolate bar on every table. My friend, in seeing that I was unsure of what was happening, explained that she was a poor grandmother who was looking for income selling chocolate, and that she would come by again in a few minutes to collect money. Read more


Beautiful Connections


The other day, hearing some of our older son's thoughts on making good friends led me to reflect on what I've learned over the years about making beautiful connections with others. Read more


Why We Want To Take Care Of Others


A longtime reader recently shared this:

"My Grandfather used to tell me that if you give people too much, they will secretly hate you." Read more


When Someone Hurts You


In sharing thoughts on being more physically active to help transcend chronic anger, bitterness, or anxiety over things we can't control, I received a few notes asking for specific guidance on what to do when deeply hurt by a family member or friend. Read more


Why We Have To Move


For those who have never experienced crippling anxiety, depression, grief, or rage, it may not be obvious that there are times in life when it seems like we cannot change things for the better. Read more


Finding Clarity In Darkness


It's long been said that a healthy person wants a thousand things, while someone who is ill wants just one thing.

A friend once shared that it was only after he lost his eyesight when he realized what was truly important to him, and all that he could do without. Read more


Running Out Of Time

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In Korea, when someone is deemed terminally ill, rather than use these words, it's said that they are "running out of time." Read more


The Magic of Doing Good Work


Today, it's popular advice to say do what you love, do what you like, do what you have genuine interest in. Read more


Clues To How Balanced We Are


Our outlook on life is always in flux and primarily influenced by two voices: our inner voice, as well as our outer voice that is a collective of all of the thoughts that we take in from the world. Read more


What We Need Most


Imagine being in your 40s and deciding that after years of immense suffering, you have little choice but to get divorced. You come from an orthodox Christian family. You have children who will be devastated. And now you have to break the news to your parents who you know will be wrecked by the news. Read more




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