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How far should forgiveness go?

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How far should forgiveness go?

“Forgiveness is important when there is a purpose behind it” by John Dunia In last week’s article, forgiveness was shown to be an effective means for the healing process. However, it was presented in a way that is rarely discussed and that way is self-forgiveness as the first step. The emphasis is generally concentrated on […]

The Road to Healing

The Road to Healing

“Remember that no matter what the goal is, your journey will always be unique.” by John Dunia Healing is such an important topic for me because of the impact it made on my life. Last week’s article touched on the concept that forgiving ourselves should be one of the first steps. However, the exact reasons […]

Healing the Past

Healing the Past

“A scar can be a reminder of a difficulty boldly overcome.” By John Dunia Last week’s article focused on the positive aspects of looking back to our past (click here to read it). However, trying to deal with difficulties from long ago can often impede us from reaching our full potential. Even simply recalling these […]

A Window into the Past

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A Window into the Past

“Sometimes we reflect so we know which direction to go in the future.” By John Dunia Our past holds many stories from our life. A mixture of many and varied emotional experiences, there is no denying that they are a complete and total sum of who we are today. While some would give anything to […]

Winning The Battle

Winning The Battle

“A show of strength does not always show actual strength” by John Dunia In today’s world, there are lots of exhibitions of power, might, and muscle. They range from something as simple as two children racing in a playground to professional sports leagues generating billions of dollars. Although competitive sports have been around for thousands […]

One Last Reflection

One Last Reflection

“Each time one gazes into a mirror, should it remind us of who we are?” By John Dunia Introspection and getting a better understanding of whom we are, have been the overarching themes for the past few articles including last week’s (click here to read it). Yet there still remains one more important point that […]

If there were but one

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If there were but one

“The greatest gift one could ever give is rarely anything tangible” By John Dunia The inspiration for my articles often comes to me while feverishly working on another one. In last week’s article (click here to read it), it happened again and I could hardly wait for this Sunday to arrive. Perhaps the most difficult […]

Giving, Act II

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Giving, Act II

“If the act of giving is troublesome, it’s time to start practicing again” By John Dunia Last week’s article generated lots of great comments (click here to read it). One of them, made by someone whom I hold in the highest esteem and regard, was puzzled because of how much emphasis was placed on the […]

The Act of Giving

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The Act of Giving

“We should not simply give only so that we shall receive” By John Dunia There are many ways in which an act of giving can be accomplished. Whether it is advice, a hand, or something of value, defining oneself as a “giving person” is not easily summed up in a sentence or two. However, when […]

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth!

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The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth!

“What defines the truth is often not far beyond our own reach.” by John Dunia Truth is an interesting concept. In last week’s article, it was noted that history wasn’t always recorded as it truly happened. Ironically, one of America’s most treasured stories about truth-telling – that of six-year-old George Washington cutting down his father’s cherry […]

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