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Finding Contentment – Thoughts on the Downsized Life
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Last year I moved out of my really nice condo into a really nice apartment. But it was too nice. It had a view of Mt. Hood, access to the river, and all the stuff you’d find in a Bed Bath & Beyond catalog. I noticed something, though. None of it made me happy. I thought I’d downsized my life but I hadn’t really downsized enough. The rent was still uncomfortably high and stuff was just too nice.

When it came time to do some work across the country, I decided to really go for it.

I moved everything I owned into a…

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People Aren’t Thinking About You, They’re Thinking About Themselves
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There is a funny cartoon of a group of people mingling at a party. Above each of their heads is a thought bubble that reads, “I wonder what they are thinking of me?”

This silly cartoon sheds light on the fact that, for the most part, people aren’t thinking about you. They are thinking about themselves.

This is frustrating, but it should also be liberating.

We all know humans can be quite…

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Inauguration and the Need for a King
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Every time we have an inauguration here in the States, I remember that book by Douglas Coupland called Life After God. It’s a wonderful little book of loosely connected short stories about life in our current, western, spiritual vacuum.

In one of the latter stories, Coupland’s character is in New York on business (down from Vancouver, BC) and hears about the inauguration gearing up in DC. He visits, marveling at the crowd and the pomp and circumstance. If you’ve ever attended an inauguration, it’s truly a remarkable scene. Perhaps the closest we can come to feeling a remnant of Rome. Or ancient Greece.

Coupland’s character gives plenty of thought to…

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“Sunday Morning Music – Gotye” by Katie Herzig
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
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Finding Your Keystone Habit: The First Step to Sustainable Change
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Lost in the Low Lands? Here’s Some Motivation to Look at Life Differently
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What is the Real Problem in the World? Is it You or Them?
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How My Faith Has Changed Since “Blue Like Jazz”
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“Sunday Morning Music, My Brightest Diamond” by Sandra McCracken
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
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