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Tooting your own horn

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Tooting your own horn

“Your own gifts are powerful when they are embraced with gratitude.” By John Dunia Last week’s article discussed how many of us tend to dismiss or ignore our own hidden talents (click here to read it). For many, promoting oneself is difficult, awkward, and very uncomfortable. It feels more like bragging rather than a creative […]

Hidden Talents

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Hidden Talents

“It’s easy to admire the gifts in others while negating our own.” By John Dunia Now, more than ever before in the history of mankind is it easier to meet new people. Whether it is someone in our city we find on social media or reaching essentially halfway across the globe, technology has made it […]

Common Steps in Healing

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Common Steps in Healing

“The road to healing has similar views but rarely shares the same path.” By John Dunia Many of us have, at times, wished several of life’s challenges were a bit simpler or that their solutions would reveal themselves more easily. Yet, when some of those seemingly insurmountable tasks were faced and overcome, it instilled within […]

A Healing Distraction

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A Healing Distraction

“Can being productive be a diversion from the true goal?” By John Dunia Every person who embarks on a journey of emotional healing will experience a unique path. When mine began I had no idea where it would lead but I can now truly be thankful for where it has taken me. Along the way, […]

The Gift

The Gift

“Love is a gift which all of us fashion in our own way.” By John Dunia With Christmas right around the corner, giving gifts is on the mind of many. December is filled with traditional and religious celebrations which are centered around giving to others. Deciding precisely on what that gift should be can be […]

A different sort of recession

A different sort of recession

“Showing compassion during the difficult times is an investment in your well-being.” By John Dunia There can never be enough discussion about thankfulness, gratitude or compassion. In last week’s article, the positive side effects of compassion were discussed. It takes little effort to be kindhearted when being echoed back to you but how determined are […]

The Gratitude Effect

The Gratitude Effect

“Too much gratitude may encourage behaviors which have not previously been witnessed in you.” By John Dunia As 2018 draws to a close, it’s prudent to count your blessings and really reflect on the influence and results it produced over the past year. In last week’s article, thankfulness and gratitude were presented as two different […]

Always Thankful

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Always Thankful

“Being thankful is a sign of a grateful heart.” by John Dunia This coming Thursday, people in the U.S. celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday is a reminder of when early European settlers came to the “New World” to colonize it. While controversy still remains about the original event, it is always a good reminder for us […]

The Power to Change

The Power to Change

“The easiest change to make is often the most difficult to see.” By John Dunia In last week’s article (click here to read it), the expression “Benevolent ignorance” was used to describe how people can become excessively zealous in their personal beliefs and values. It commonly occurs when a person is so convinced their ideals […]

In all sincerity

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In all sincerity

“The need to be right may be covering something wrong.” By John Dunia Leadership is not the only thing which makes a community, nation, or even a business great. In last week’s article, (click here to read it) the duties and responsibilities of those being led were also considered. One person, no matter how great […]

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