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Featured Member: Roumen Bezergianov

Roumen Bezergianov

Posted Jan 3, 2019

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My name is Roumen Bezergianov, and I am the author of Character Education with Chess, published as an e-book on Amazon, and translated in Bulgarian, Farsi, Slovak, and Turkish. I am a licensed professional counselor at Arizona State University Counseling Services. I was born in Bulgaria in 1976 and immigrated to the United States in […]

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Integrity and Honesty

Célia Maria Leal da Costa

Posted Nov 12, 2018

Those two words – integrity and honesty – remind me first of all of my grand-father: A jurisconsult, father of 14 children, throughout his life he has always emphasized honesty and character strength.

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The Importance of Empathy

Christine Bruun

Posted Nov 12, 2018

The value of empathy is widely recognized. Both anecdotal sources and empirical research provide evidence for its positive effects. The renowned Viennese psychiatrist, Alfred Adler, noted that to have empathy is “to see with the eyes of another, to hear with the ears of another, to feel with the heart of another.” This description is markedly different from “sympathy,” in which there is distance between the observer and the experiencer.

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The First Precept: Reverence for Life

Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted Nov 12, 2018

The First Precept is born from the awareness that lives everywhere are being destroyed. We see the suffering caused by the destruction of life, and we undertake to cultivate compassion and use it as a source of energy for the protection of people, animals, plants, and minerals.

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Finding Meaning Through Intuition

Cathy Patterson-Sterling

Posted Nov 12, 2018

Sometimes people are able to recognize their higher purpose or potential for having greater meaning in their lives because they feel moved by their own intuition. Individuals experience their intuition when they have a deeper sense of inner wisdom as to what actions they should be doing.

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