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    Be your own hero
    On a recent Super Soul Sunday Oprah interviewed Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book, Eat, Pray, Love. They had a discussion on what the author calls The Hero’s Journey; this is about being the hero in your own story of hardship. It’s...
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    The art of not knowing what you're doing
    Twenty-five years ago when I was a first year PhD student, a friend talked me into attending a creative writing workshop. Since I'd never done anything like that before, I had no prior expectations, but I was totally unprepared for what happened....
  • Heightened life appreciation
    Heightened life appreciation
    Andy LaPointe’s introduction, “I am a lifestyle entrepreneur living in a small town in Northern Michigan with a population of approximately 1,500 year round residents. Prior to leaving the corporate world in 2009, I spent 15 years as a...
  • God at work
    God is working in you
    For it is God who is at work in you… (Phil. 2:13).Everybody needs a good spiritual workout. Even the Bible says that physical training is of some value, but training in the spiritual life is of value not only in this life, but also in the...
  • Changed - A Devotion
    Changed - A Devotion
    2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NLT)For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit&mdash...
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    Certainty of hope
    Do you think of hope as wishful thinking or do you hold a belief in the certainty of hope? If you think of hope as being synonymous to faith, then it makes sense that by having an underlying trust attached to your vision or line of thought...
  • Crossroads, money and spirituality how do you do it
    Crossroads, money and spirituality how do you do it
    Crossroads can be hard. Mentally they are a very difficult place to be because your life is a a major turning point. Change is about to take place on a grand scale and many things in your life may have come to an end. Endings can be a difficult...
  • Scarlett O'Hara's evolving consciousness
    Scarlett O'Hara's evolving consciousness
    Margaret Mitchell- “Until you’ve lost your reputation you never realize what a burden it was, or what freedom really is.” If you want to fire a Southern shot. If there is an archetype its survival. What are the qualities that...
  • Welcome physical and social transformation
    Welcome physical and social transformation
    There is evidence of major physical and social transformation in Cincinnati. Spearheaded by 3CDC (Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation) downtown Cincinnati and Over the Rhine are not what they were a couple of years ago.As a result of...
  • Werewolves
    Hollywood Fringe 2014 experience Day Six (part two)
    You can find part one here.Next up was the latest rock musical from one of my dearest Fringeships, Michael Shaw Fisher, and his company of incredibleness, Orgasmico Theatre Company. This year's offering is Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd - a...
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    Being touched by the earth's metaphoric wisdom
    I recently heard someone say that when we have awareness of earth, air, water and fire it’s easier for the body to heal. Not all of the metaphoric images that show up in Doorway Sessions come from the natural world. But…the most...
  • Great Teachers Inspire
    Teachers who transform
    What qualities make a teacher exceptional, one who transforms the lives of students and whose influence students may recognize immediately or years later?A great teacher knows that students are unable to encompass everything he teaches. His...
  • Minister explains what 'transformation' really is according to Romans 12:1-2
    Minister explains what 'transformation' really is according to Romans 12:1-2
    Rev. Margaret Minnicks facilitated a workshop on Friday for Love Lifted Me Ministries in Richmond, Virginia where the pastors are Rev. DeWayne Landrum and Rev. Sherry Landrum. It was during a Women's Conference that Rev. Minnicks did a...
  • The Gifted
    Book Excerpt: The Gifted by Daphne Michaels
    THE GIFTED: HOW TO LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS, Daphne Michaels, Daphne Michaels Books, $13.46 (paperback) $7.99 (Kindle)In The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams author, speaker and licensed psychotherapist Daphne Michaels celebrates...
  • Embracing Change - A Devotion
    Embracing Change - A Devotion
    Psalm 51:10-12 (NLT)Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you...