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When the Word Kindness Comes to Mind

Editors note: Dear readers, please read this post for its message and remember – kindness matters. We understand the writing is rough around the edges, but we have all decided this lovely little essay deserves to be included here because our author (known only by her name, Amal) has endured countless critiques and repeated rejections, but has shown us nothing but civility and kindness in her steadfast determination to share her stories with you. An Essay by Amal When the word kindness comes to mind,  I recall a time when a certain someone of importance to me,  lost the people that meant the world to them. They were pregnant, hurt  and alone, it maybe difficult to put there emotions to…

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Matthew Matheny, A Compassionate Loan Consultant with a Big Heart for A Homeless Veteran

If you’ve ever tried to purchase your own home, you can understand the high emotional and financial cost the entire house hunting and purchasing process can have on a first-time buyer. Just the mountain of paperwork and demanding credit history checks, alone, are almost insurmountable obstacles for any anyone no matter where they live. Simply put – home ownership is seldom an easy process. But what if you had to add the fact that you are homeless? And you are a military veteran with post-service scars? AND you are short on the money needed to secure the loan or guarantee the contract? If this were you, I’d say there was a real good chance you weren’t going to get into…

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For the Student with Social Anxiety

Many know the feeling all too well. It’s without logic, it’s without reason, but the dread is real, and it manifests itself. It makes class presentations a death sentence and walking down a school hallway nothing short of balancing on a tightrope. Those ice breakers that begin every year break nothing but a sweat, and when the teacher says “find a partner!” you practically feel your heart drop. To some degree, almost everyone has felt this social dread in their academic career. But within that majority exists those who live it every day. Social anxiety: two words that plague 200,000 Americans annually. Of that 200,000 are copious sitting in a classroom, which being an extremely social environment, can escalate the…

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Character Counts

By Ellen Mongan Sesame Street is celebrating fifty years of broadcasting.  For five decades they have been invited into homes around the country to educate young and old alike. You never know who you will meet on Sesame Street or what life lessons you will take away? Sesame Street was always a welcoming part of my everyday life while raising my seven children. As we watched the show together we grew together. I used the show’s topic each day as a springboard for teaching character to my children. At the end of each broadcast, having a catchy tune playing in my head was commonplace for me. I would usually hum along. The words are still quite familiar to this day.…

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Be Kind To Yourself – Take That Pause

One cold evening, as I sat relaxed sipping a warm cup of tea, I experienced a nice friendly feeling – a sense of pristine calmness and appreciation of a divine and beautiful moment. And so just this small incident, got me thinking about our present day lives, which has come to be so dominated by the machine centered demands of the day. We don’t run technology any more. In fact, it is technology that is running us. We are controlled by it 24/7. Having this immense need to be connected to the world outside us, we are constantly checking on our messages, emails, and other updates. Even if we do get some free time our thoughts keep us occupied, planning…

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