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The Introvert-Extrovert Spectrum

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” - Gandhi Rosa Parks. Mahatma Gandhi. Warren Buffett. From the American Civil Rights movement to the protests against British rule for Indian independence to one of the most successful businessmen and investors, these three figures share something very interesting in common: they are all introverts. The [...]

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Mindfulness in Modern Society

Mindful: adj. – attentive, aware or careful; inclined to be aware We have information at our fingertips. Smartphones, iPads, laptops, and other devices allow us to constantly engage in this new age of knowledge, an era defined by constant updates via social media and its vast network that allows information to spread as soon as [...]

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A Veteran’s Story

Like so many of his fellow comrades, my grandfather, Paul Kiritsy, did not realize what he was about to get involved in when he enlisted in the armed forces during World War II. Young and naïve, his eagerness to support his country outweighed any possible consequence, as it did with all those other brave soldiers. [...]

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At the Crossroads of Progress & Tradition – Volume 2

As I perused the New York Times article today that summarized Pope Francis's stance concerning the Catholic Church, I could not help but think of the very similar words that I heard nearly three years ago from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Patriarch Bartholomew's words prompted me to reflect on the [...]

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The Healing Process

“The Church is a hospital.” Those opening words of the priest’s sermon caught my attention. I tend to associate church with a place of worship, of prayer, of community, of reflection, and of faith, but not usually with a hospital, at least the way I typically see and feel about a hospital. Although his statement [...]

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