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Find Your Inner Compass

© 2012 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Are you feeling scattered?  Do you spend much of your time reacting to what life brings you? A family friend was giving some advice to my daughter, who is in her early 20’s.  “You need a good compass in life,” he said to her. “When you find your compass, you find clear direction, something pointing […]

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Midlife: A Journey to Wholeness

© 2011 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Through the midlife years, we enter a whole new stage of life. We find ourselves on a journey that leads within — to deeper understanding of ourselves and the purpose of our lives. When you look back at your early adult years, you realize you were focussed externally: getting an education, starting jobs and career, […]

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Grief and Loss in the Second Half of Life

© 2011 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

Go into your grief, for there your soul will grow. – Carl Jung ……I have now lost four friends, all to cancer.  Nothing could have prepared me for any of these deaths.  These friends were all healthy, active, aware people, not prone to illness.  We shared all aspects of our lives, over more than 20 […]

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Is This My Body?

© 2011 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

I first injured my knee in 2003. I was jogging on a treadmill and noticed pain in my knee. The pain didn’t go away that night, but I went back to the gym the next day. “What me? I don’t get injuries”, was my inner thinking. So of course, the pain increased.  I decided not […]

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