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John walked into the office and before he sat down, he announced that he had sold his motorcycle.  It was a shock to me as well as to him.

Previously, he had casually mentioned that he might have to sell it.  He didn’t want to, but it was becoming increasingly difficult to ride due to back and hip issues.  It was sudden, almost impulsive, because after a difficult ride, he listed the bike for sale online. It sold within a few days to the first person who looked at it.

Loss and Grief

John was in shock and grief. He was not prepared for...

They say old dogs cannot learn new tricks. Not true. Coco is learning new tricks in a new life. Coco was a terrified homeless dog who cowered and hid anytime she saw a human.  Then she found a home in a prison in Sydney, Australia.  She is one of 1000 dogs who live in prisons as part of a program that rehabilitates rescue dogs and teaches inmates animal handling skills. Coco is now calm and friendly.

Hardship brought her to a new life where she could heal and learn new tricks. Throughout life, there is the possibly of growth and change. Motiv...

Once again, we are confronted with suicide in the headlines as two respected and admired celebrities chose to end their lives: fashion designer Kate Spade, and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.  The news hit hard, as many people paused and acknowledged the impact of their deaths; many people acknowledged, “I'm not okay right now.”

For example, Jason is deeply distressed by the impact Bourdain's suicide has had on his partner, Anne.  She has never suffered from depression, but upon hearing the news, she went into a deep depression.  Jason also felt...

Loss is a normal part of life. All impact us in painful and, for a time, negative ways. Even so, there is value to be found in the loss of someone or something about which you care deeply.

The first known version of Sleeping Beauty was written in the 1300s. Walt Disney’s animated version brought the story to the general public in the 1950s, introducing us to the princess, Aurora, and the evil fairy, Maleficent.

The movie Maleficent reinvents the classic tale by giving Maleficent a history. She is not simply a slighted fairy but a woman betrayed, robbed, and brokenhearted. It is the story of what drives her to the dark side; a story of love turned to bitterness, hatred, and revenge.

Maleficent is an innocent fairy that is in charge...

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