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A Spiritual Wellness Exam – Part 2

Are you self aware? Sometimes I am but I know at times I am not and I can definitely develop blind spots. Self-awareness is a popular concept in mental health. Dictionary.com defines self-awareness in this way:  conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires. In the previous post, we began to explore the Prayer of Examen and we stopped at Step 3 of the …

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The Discipline of Gratitude

Doesn’t the title of this post seem strange? Is it really necessary to categorize gratitude as a discipline? Shouldn’t gratitude be a natural, heartfelt response toward what we have been blessed with or experienced? In some respects, that is true.  Webster defines gratitude as being in a “state of thanksgiving”.  Often we are placed in …

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