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Lessons from My Lower Back

Recently, I “tweaked” my back. Initially, it did not seem serious. I finished my task and went about my business. But shortly thereafter, my lower back seized up in a gripping spasm that stopped me in my tracks. I took some deep breaths, tried to relax my muscles, and continued with my day. I had been in this situation before and felt I could recover without seeking help or …

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The One Thing

My heart is broken today as I observe the anger and destruction that has taken place all over our nation. As if one tragic death was not enough, we now have seen additional deaths, violent protests, looting, and destruction of many businesses and national monuments. It is hard to watch people resort to animalistic behavior while trying to solve human problems. One has to …

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The Self-Love Lie

Recently, the pop singer Demi Lovato released a new hit song entitled, “I Love Me.”* The song is a self-love anthem that encourages listeners to quit beating themselves up and embracing self-destructive habits, instead choosing to love themselves. Here are some of the lyrics: “Why do I compare myself to everyone? / And I always got my …

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