Positive Living Newsletter

To Flourish Once More: A Renewal & Restoration of Hope after Despair

Anastasia A. Sfakis

Posted Mar 16, 2023

Many years ago, I had the privilege of experiencing life in semi-rural Ireland; an experience that would prove to be pivotal during a time of profound personal sorrow. Life, as I had known it for nearly a decade, had been derailed by circumstances that fell outside of the realm of my mere human control. These […]

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The Search for Meaning in A Material World: A Rebirth of The Soul

Támara Hill

Posted Mar 15, 2023

What comes to mind when you think of the process of building meaning into your life? Do you anticipate that it would be difficult or easy? When I see clients who are going through life transitions (i.e., getting married, losing a loved one, graduating college or graduate school, building one’s career, having children, etc.) the […]

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Life is a Highway and I Hated Driving

Christopher Keenan Sr.

Posted Mar 15, 2023

Apologies to Tom Cochrane and his 1991 song, but I sometimes hate driving.  I am especially not a fan of highway driving.  Any traveler along the Northeast corridor is well aware of that seemingly never ending roadway which stretches on for hours, known as the New Jersey Turnpike. For such a small state, how can […]

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What Is Humanity Doing With Its Humanity?

Will Alkhoury

Posted Mar 15, 2023

How do we make sense of how the global landscape is changing? Can we comprehend the new possibilities available to us? Are we headed towards societal disaster? What dynamics are at play in our current moment in history? To better understand and gain insight into the major unfolding global trends, let us examine three key […]

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One World, One Hope, One Plan

Roger L. Russell

Posted Mar 15, 2023

WARNING: Proceed with caution. Extreme idealism ahead. Author may be delusional. Diagnosis pending. My roots run deep in a town of 4,000 souls in northeast Texas, USA. My paternal grandfather was born there in 1898. I was hatched on the same farm in 1961, 62 years ago. In 2016 I moved to Beijing, China, population […]

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Finding Meaning & Community In…Internet Reaction Videos?

Christy Gualtieri

Posted Mar 14, 2023

I recently came across–and was immediately drawn in by–a YouTube video that consisted of various people reacting in real time to the ending of the 1995 film, “The Usual Suspects.” It had been so long since I’d seen it, and it was so much fun seeing everyone react to it for the first time, watching […]

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Creating Meaning Through Tragedy

Luke Gregory Kocan

Posted Mar 14, 2023

When tragedy hits, people often find themselves feeling confused, lost, and without hope.  Whether it is failure in school or work, financial issues, or death, counselors often witness how clients handle the worst that life throws at them.  When one faces their most difficult trials, how does one foster a sense of rebirth and renewal?  […]

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Andreea Ursu, Ph.D.

Posted Dec 28, 2022

I was born in the beautiful city of Iași, Romania, the North-Eastern city of the European Union. In the past six years I have been living in Turkey, Spain, Jordan and Greece. I am a Psychologist, traveling around the world, learning more about the ways people intentionally and authentically live and give meaning to their lives. […]

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Andrzej Krzysztof Jastrzębski, O.M.I

Posted Dec 28, 2022

As far back as I can remember, my passion has been to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. From a very young age encounters with human existential problems became the driving force in my search and I felt intuitively that spirituality would be fundamental in understanding the depths of the […]

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Finding Hope, Inner-Peace, Balance, and Well-Being

Luke Gregory Kocan

Posted Dec 28, 2022

In times such as these, people find themselves questioning their futures.  Many people are worried about their rights, the state of the economy, their ability to pay for future expenses, and, most of all, their own inner happiness. As counselors, therapists, and other mental health professionals encounter these issues with clients, one theme appears to […]

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