Opposition to Cemeteries – Cremation Preferred

While paying attention to funeral and death rituals, I also noticed there is opposition to cemeteries I wasn’t aware of. Until more recently, I never contemplated any kind of burial other than the traditional casket laid in a cemetery plot with a headstone.

Cremation projected to be preferred in the future

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Funeral Traditions – Uncomfortable Death Rituals

When my husband was thirteen years old, his younger 7-year-old brother died of leukemia. At the time of his little brother’s death, my husband discovered he did not feel comfortable with some of the funeral traditions surrounding death.

Sleeping – Awkward funeral traditions

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Born Good – Choose Negativity- Overlooked Influence

Eighty percent or more believe babies are born good. The majority also believe, if we choose, we can make bad choices, which are influenced by the environment and key people in our lives the greater part of the time. I am a part of these majority groups, but I also think there is an overlooked influence that impacts all of us. I would like to address this hidden influence for your consideration.

Born Good – Positive to Negative

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If The World Is Getting Meaner – Mercy or Justice

I have overheard conversations that it seems as though the world is getting meaner. I have to agree with one possible exception, maybe it is America getting meaner rather than the whole world. If the world is getting meaner, what can be done to reverse “meanness to kindness”?

If the world is getting meaner

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Fear Based to Love Based – Healing by Embracing Truth

I am striving to move from a fear based to love based person. Like 75% of the population, I was raised in a fear based atmosphere and like many, l deeply desire to regain the innate nature of love we were all born with.

Self-Love

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Honoring Parents Example – Being Honest not Catering To

In the past few years, many of my beliefs have changed. Included among my new beliefs is what it means to keep the commandment to honor parents. I will share an honoring parents example to explain there is no honor without honesty.

Defining the word honor

Prior to sharing my honoring parents example, I desire to include the dictionary’s meaning of the word “honor”.

honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions. – dictionary.com

I recently learned the hard way that the best way to honor parents is by being honest.

Dampen my joy

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Overcoming Loneliness – Looking Inward

I have had the mindset that loneliness is when a person doesn’t have friends or a companion.  After observing the state of loneliness a bit closer, I have changed my views about the subject of overcoming loneliness.

Loneliness goes deeper than being alone

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True Me – An Answer to a Mother’s Prayer

The past couple of birthdays and Christmases have been very difficult days for my son Darrell who is coping with Bipolar II disorder. When life consists of darkness, it is difficult to believe it is possible to ever return to the light of the “True Me” again.

Make happier occasions

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Christmas Eve Gesture – I Was Confused

I am a person who likes to have all my Christmas shopping done no later than a week before Christmas, preferably sooner. In fact, I am confident the number of times I have been to a store on Christmas Eve throughout my life could be counted on one hand. While shopping, I was the recipient of a Christmas Eve gesture you won’t want to miss reading about.

Going to the store on Christmas Eve

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Deep Breathing Exercises – Cleansing / Healing

Since a top goal of mine is healing, I am continually studying about various healing methods.  While I know breathing deep is healing, I wasn’t making it a practice to do deep breathing exercises.  When I received an epiphany about breathing exercises, I realized it was important.  

Epiphany

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