Author Archive: pk publishing

Dealing with Tragedy

Keep busy. Focus on your projects. Research indicates keeping focused on day to day required tasks or routines helps mitigate the effects of stress. Seek out persons who care for and support you. Share your reactions, thoughts and how the experience impacted you. Know that the reactions to trauma described are normal responses to a …

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Reading Your Bible

1. Begin reading your Bible this very day. The way to do a thing — is to do it; and the way to read the Bible — is actually to read it! It is not merely meaning, or wishing, or resolving, or intending, or thinking about it — which will advance you one step. You must positively …

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Five Stages of Grief

Also known as the ‘grief cycle’, it is important to bear in mind that Kübler-Ross did not intend this to be a rigid series of sequential or uniformly timed steps. It’s not a process as such, it’s a model or a framework. There is a subtle difference: a process implies something quite fixed and consistent; …

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Is Your Life An Example?

What do people need? We live in a broken generation. Billy Graham has said that people attend his crusades for one or more of four unmet needs: loneliness, emptiness, guilt, and a fear of death. People are hurting, and they need a message from God. People need healing, encouragement, hope, salvation, and truth. They need …

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Setting Effective Goals in Addiction Recovery

Many if not most of the individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol are not happy with their lives and experience emotional disorders such as depression. Furthermore, many of those who suffer from drug and alcohol dependency say that they are not doing what they really want to do with their life. Learning and …

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Two Wolves

Two Wolves One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is Good. It is …

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Kindness

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil Why Should You Practice Random Acts of Kindness? Studies show that practicing random acts of kindness improves your overall mental health. …

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Discarded Goals

Have those goals you set at the beginning of January been discarded? When you set a goal, make sure it stretches you. Easy-to-reach goals are more likely to be discarded because they do not challenge you enough. They almost imply that you can’t reach a difficult goal. Challenging goals inspire and motivate. Even if you …

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If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

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Kindness

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Ettiene De Grellet

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