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Death

An appreciation that this is the only second you have any guarantee of creates the opportunity for deep gratitude for ...
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Gifts

Joy arrived at about an hour and a half ago with her new service dog, a lovely rottie, lab, shepherd ...
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The Body Speaks

From the heart of Grace M. Smith My body was feeling sluggish and bogged down. I had been hard at ...
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Sharing a moment of mindfulness

Every action in the world, from a smile to the donation of five cents or millions of dollars to benefit ...
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Sharing a moment of mindfulness

In the last thirty years I have been increasingly aware on a moment by moment basis that my “family” has ...
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Interview with Insights Magazine

 Bill Cumming is a thirty-year coaching veteran known as The Coach’s Coach. He has been a coach, consultant, and ...
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Another Country Heard From

I’d like to start a support group for graduates of “What One Person Can Do” (WOPCD). I don’t have a ...
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‘Mindful Loving’ by Henry Grayson

Reviewed by Bill Cumming This may be the most important book written in the twentieth century. It outlines a path ...
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See This Film! Freedom Writers

This is a powerful movie about the lives of a group of inner city youngsters who all happen to end ...
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The Planting of Seeds

In March 2007 I shared with you my sense of connection between my mentors, Al and Alice Boothby, and Bill ...
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The American Soul, by Jacob Needleman

Part of the wonderful experience of going to college is reading books that are new to you and having the ...
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Our Money is Not Who We Are

The current, global “economic crisis” is being driven by two things that each of us control completely, greed and fear ...
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My Purpose in Life by Beth Stanley

To come from a place of loving kindness in everything I do To create safe supportive environments that allow others ...
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Are We Ready

Why are we not ready to have inspired teachers in every classroom? Is it because we have not told the ...
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Simple, Easy and We Must Choose to Remember

“Each and every hour make up your mind…to accomplish the matter presently at hand with genuine seriousness, loving care, independence ...
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An Immodest Request

When I was four years old, my parents had a Time-Life book about World War II, which sat on the ...
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What Will You Do, 364 Days a Year?

What would Jesus do? What would Allah do? What would the Buddha do? What would God do? ...
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For Somali Children, Even Soccer Can Be Deadly

One quarter of kids die before age 5; aid groups look at war’s psychological toll. Associated Press Updated 3:00 p.m ...
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Specacular News! Congratulate Yourself!

11,000 (eleven thousand) less people (3/4ths of them children under five) died of hunger and starvation today than ten years ...
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Breaking Point (Prisons That Don’t Work, Why and What Can Be Done)

Last week The Discovery Channel ran a special report on the Solano Prison and the general conditions that exist in ...
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier By Ishmael Beah

Comments by Bill Cumming Before you buy or go to the library and borrow this book (and I suggest you ...
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The Languages of Caring

By: Kelly Williams After almost seven years of living in a place I loved, I decided to move in search ...
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Don’t Take Anyone’s Advice

With Father’s Day not far off, I thought I might reflect upon what has been the most important, valuable and ...
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Absolutely and Unconditionally

By: Kelly Williams and Bill Cumming In March 2005, we shared an early draft of our twenty-seven page children’s picture ...
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Mentor

By: Bill Cumming & Bill McIntosh Albert C. Boothby was an extremely quiet man. He taught history in a small ...
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Awareness by Anthony de Melo

Anthony de Mello, S.J., an Indian, Jesuit priest died in 1987 when he was fifty-six. If he were still alive, ...
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The Outbreak of Peace is in Your Heart

Last week, the Governor of Maine ordered all flags to be hung at half-mast for a month in honor of ...
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The Elephant in the Room: The Impact of Our Actions

Why is it that when some ideas come along that have the potential to have a huge impact in the ...
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Window Seat, by Julieanne Kost

As I sat and read Window Seat with its extraordinarily beautiful photographs, I felt like I was sitting next to ...
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To See or Not to See

By: Kelly Williams Is the glass half full or half empty? Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you ...
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The Implications of Grace Under Fire

By: Kelly Williams and Bill Cumming Two incidents within the past few weeks have illuminated once again the real solutions ...
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The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman

Review and ‘book bias’ by Bill Cumming Every once in a while a book comes along that is so important ...
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Create a Life That Makes You Go “WOW”!

“Michael Neill knows that the power to create a magical life resides within all of us. His insight, humor and ...
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