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Which Side of the Self-Righteous Indignation Movement are You on?

By Monica Nelson You have a choice. Everyday you make this choice over and over. This choice, how you express yourself, how you guide your own actions, affects not only your destiny but the lives and destinies of others. The choice I am talking about is how you treat the people you come in contact with. Whether it’s family you see every day, or others that play a large part in (or simply brush by) your own life, or whether it is some anonymous stranger you come in contact with online – how you make this choice has consequences beyond finite understanding. For a couple decades now, I’ve noticed a … Continue reading

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The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Comparison; Walking the Thin Line of Discernment/Judging

By Monica Nelson Take any two people on the planet, and make a comparison of them in attitude, behavior, beliefs, manner, and choices. You will not find one, not one, that matches another one perfectly. This is the marvelously wonderful truth of our unique and diversified selves. Beautiful as this may be, it sets us up a dilemma for each of us. We are programmed toward comparison. We make assessments and draw conclusions from all kinds of interactions and observations throughout our days. On the one hand, this makes learning and growing a fundamental part of those days. On the other hand, we can do harm to our growth process … Continue reading

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