Speak Life; Speak Love; Speak Forgiveness and Hope

“To live charitably means not looking out for your own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.” – Pope Francis

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter; to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” – Leo C. Rosten

“Respect is the element that keeps debates ‘Clean’. It makes us take the high road. It has us think about ourselves. And how we would like to be treated and thus treat others.” –  Anna Perera

“Healers are spiritual warriors who have the courage to defeat the darkness of their Souls. Awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage and inspire others out of their darkness.” – Melanie Koulouris

“Time is too short for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love … time is eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

“We cannot eliminate hunger but we can feed each other. We cannot eliminate loneliness but we can hold each other. We cannot eliminate pain but we can live a life of compassion.” – Mark Nepo

“Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Life gets mighty precious when there’s less of it to waste.” – Bonnie Raitt

“It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.” – Diane Ackerman

“Life gets mighty precious when there’s less of it to waste.” – Bonnie Raitt (64)

“Intuition is seeing with the Soul.” – Dean Koontz

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

“Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.” – David Thomas

“Intuition is not a single way of knowing – it’s our ability to hold space for uncertainty , and our willingness to trust the many ways we’ve developed knowledge, and insight, including instinct, experience, faith, and reason.” – Brene Brown

“There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief, and unspeakable love.” –  Washington Irving

“Hard times can serve as a reminder that our relationships are a gift. Loss can remind us that life itself is a gift. Remember to love yourself. You deserve it. You are a gift.” – Louise Hay and David Kessler

“I know now that we never get over great losses: we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder creatures.” – Gail Caldwell

“Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.” – Helen Keller

“Our heart warmth is the signature of our authenticity when communicating with others and all life.” – Doc  Childre

“What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.” – Paulo Coelho

“My past has not defined me, defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” – Steve Maraboli

“It’s far better to be a down-and-outer with a beautiful Soul; than an up-and-comer with an ugly one.” – Sue Rosenbloom

“Truly great people are consistently kind.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Respect plus Like = LOVE.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Always choose words that speak the language of Love.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“I’d rather be rich in gratitude than greed.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Good people who know you have an upstanding character won’t question it; but  those who lack it will always  suspect that you are as LOW as they are.”  Sue Rosenbloom

“Ego oriented people will never understand Soul oriented people.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Ego inflation is the beginning of  Soul deflation.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Avoid Temptation’s grasp by running into God’s arms.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Va-Va-Va-Voom I am grateful to still be a live at the vibrant age of 65!” ~ SueRosenbloom

“Love everyone; but love the poisonous people from a safe distance.”  ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Your significant other should fiercely protect you like no other!” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Phony friends are JOY poisoners!” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Biting words come from unhappy people with a BITTER taste in their mouths.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Forgiving the unforgivable is not a human trait. It is a divine trait.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Faith and Hope keeps me afloat in the raging storms of Loss and Grief.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Inspirational music soothes the Soul.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Believe your Soul warnings.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“It ain’t Love honey, if the main attraction is money!” ~ SueRosenbloom

“If someone truly loves you, they won’t rush you!” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Speak Love. Act kindly. Give generously; especially, to those you should care about most. ALWAYS!” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Smile even when you don’t feel like it; you probably will when it gives someone else a reason to smile.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Bitter belittlers are success spoilers.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Causing others to light up and smile transformed me into a perpetual smiler.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Spontaneous playfulness is the most joyful pastime.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Simple gestures of kindness can generate profound HOPE.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Your Soul guides your PASSION. Your Ego drives your OBSESSION.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“When all else fails, the hope in my Faith prevails.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Resilient grievers are those who are more loving and compassionate NOW!” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“A pure heart forgives.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Loving Souls instantly recognize each other.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Joy up your here and now Life!” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“He who has not Christmas in their heart , will never find it under a tree,” ~ Ray L Smith

“God’s grace equals invincible HOPE.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Christmas is a Christ centered celebration, not a Self  celebration.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of  self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.” – Alvin Price

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age which means never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley

“To forgive is the highest form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Miller

“We believe we are hurt when we don’t receive love. But that is not what hurts us. You might say that we are divinely created love machines. We function most powerfully when we are giving love. The world has led us to believe that our well being is dependent on other people loving us. But this is kind of upside down thinking that has caused so many of our problems. The truth is our well being is dependent on our giving love. It is not about what comes back; it is about what goes out!” – Alan Cohen

“Who better to so softly bind the wound of one, than she who has suffered the wound herself.” – Thomas Jefferson

“If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenge each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” – Marvin J. Ashton

“Relationships blossom when sacrifice takes the place of selfishness.” – Darlene Schaht

“Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” – Schopenhauer

“The purpose of life, is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make a difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you can feel compassion and spiritual love for those who have hurt you, by remembering we are all one with God and that  nothing can ever hurt you in spiritual truth, than you have learned the ultimate spiritual wisdom.” – Doreen Virtue

“The greatest force of personal liberation is the decision to widen our circle of compassion, moving from focus on self to focus on service.” – Marianne Williamson

“Forgive and call back the energy wasted on past events.” – Caroline Myss

“It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.” – Isabel Allende

“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.” – Marianne Williamson

“The greatest force of personal liberation is the decision to widen your circle of compassion, moving from focus  on self to focus on service.” – Marianne Williamson

“Where Joy and Sorrow Dance is forever bound by the Music of Pain and Love.” – Tanya Lord

“Pursue your path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Relationships blossom when sacrifice takes the place of selfishness.” – Darlene Schecht

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are important! – John Trainer, M.D.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – G.B. Shaw

“If we could look into each others hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us face, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, and care.” – Marim J. Ashton

“When you listen for the pain, hurt and fear in people, it is always there. And when people sense you doing that with no other motive than to alleviate all of those, they will lower their walls and reveal them to you.” – Edwin Shneidman

“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah, blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things.” – Zooey Deschanel

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we see life with a clearer  view again.” – Alex Tan

“The only thing of importance when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.” - Albert Schweitzer

“We will all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Let only love remain. Open your heart to the miracle of new beginnings and fresh slates. God has forgiven you, please forgive yourself. Emerge into freedom. soar free of the past. Every moment is an opportunity for a new beginning.” – Lori Tolson

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er fraught heart and bids it break.” – William Shakespeare

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A Vibrant and Meaningful Life

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Many young people say they are old Souls. I say I am a young Soul encased in an old body.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Your Soul beauty shines above and beyond your physical beauty.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

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The Ultimate Healer

“Time is not the ultimate Healer; Love is.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

“Hate is not a wisdom Epiphany, Love is.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

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Watch This Incredible Young Woman Render Jon Stewart Speechless

Watch This Incredible Young Woman Render Jon Stewart Speechless.

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Considering Suicide? : Read This First

Suicide: Read This First.

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Suicide Prevention – Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Risk Factors and Warning Signs.

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When Caregiving Ends and Grieving Begins | The Grief Toolbox

When Caregiving Ends and Grieving Begins | The Grief Toolbox.

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Test-driving the Mayo Clinic’s new plan for healthy living

Originally posted on Fortune:

I’m sharing a gym in Rochester, Minn., with 16 men and women. We are part of a pilot program for a new venture called the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Plan. We were told to wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes, but the hardcore workout we all expected never shows up. Instead, we are introduced to a concept called NEAT, which stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. Our bodies are built to move, we are told, and every bit of movement—not just exercise—makes a difference.

A small, clip-on device we had been given, called a KAM (for Kinetic Activity Monitor), measures how much, how often, and how fast we are moving. Each point on the KAM represents a percentage increase over our resting metabolic rate. Low readings are supposed to spur us into action.

We review research that reveals the damage that sitting in front of a computer does to our bodies…

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Cancer When You’re Young Isn’t Always ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ : Shots – Health News : NPR

Cancer When You're Young Isn't Always 'The Fault In Our Stars' : Shots – Health News : NPR.

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