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How to Handle Conflicting Information – 5 Steps to Peaceful Progress

By Monica Nelson To those of us who seek out counsel and advice from valued sources, looking for the answers to our personal life questions, it can be a bit confusing sometimes. Conflicting advice abounds in our information-laden world. One example might be the question of whether or not it is appropriate to gain wealth. On the one hand you find information that suggests that there is nothing wrong with making money. Often such advice uses as support the fact that once you have a certain amount of wealth, you will be able to share it with those who are less fortunate. On the other hand, you will find advice that … Continue reading

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4 Insights for Successful Living We Can Learn from Watching a Toddler at Play

By Monica Nelson Recently I visited with a friend at her office where she was entertaining her young granddaughter. The child had an entire floor full of toys spread so thinly there was no room to walk. With this vast array of commercial delight in front of her, what do you think held her interest for longer than the average toddler attention span? Give up? It was a small plastic container (that in a former life held some sort of food item) full of all sizes of metal paper clips, and a very strong magnet. Clamping the magnet on the bottom of the container while watching the paper clips dance … Continue reading

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The Need to Be

By Monica Nelson My family and I took a trip to Colorado this past holiday weekend. From where we live in Nebraska, it is about an 8- to 9-hour drive across the state on 80, then down 76 through eastern Colorado. Not the most scenic places in the US. We had to take the truck and a trailer because we were going to pick up a vehicle from family. The truck has no air conditioning, and it was a slow, hot drive. Not a favorite way to spend a day of my life. As we drove through sparsely populated countryside on isolated highway, wind in our hair, I sat back … Continue reading

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The Importance of Kindness

By Monica Nelson When I was in my very early 20’s, I worked in an office where one of my co-workers was a woman named Lee. Lee immediately befriended me. Early on, she decided that she was going to hook me up with one of her husband’s many friends, all nice guys looking for nice women to date. Though none of these introductions ever grew into relationships, I remember this period in my life as one of my warmest and happiest memories. But it carries a great regret too. I never once thanked Lee for her kindness and generosity in introducing me to these men. She gave of herself to … Continue reading

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