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Name Your Dream

“Imaginary Lives: If you had five other lives to lead, what would you do in each of them?” asks Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way. Then she writes: “Name your dream. That’s right. Write it down. “In a perfect world, … Continue reading

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Stories Do Work

Scott Thoreau asks: “Could a greater miracle take place than for the us to look through each other’s eyes?” We have been telling stories to one another for centuries now, for as long as we have been using language to … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Still Very Wild

It’s April 22 today. April 24 marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Robert Fisk calls it the first Holocaust of the 20th century. He writes: “Encouraged by their victory over the Allies at the Dardanelles, the Turks fell … Continue reading

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Words! Mere Words!

“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life … Continue reading

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Why Is It Always The Ones Who Love Life

In the living room of my home in Montreal, in the dining room cabinet, on a shelf behind the glass is a picture of our family. It is an old photo taken in Dubai when my kids were still very … Continue reading

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Since Then We Never Stopped

When I was a little girl growing up in Lebanon, the stories I was told by my elders were not of Cinderella and Prince Charming. Rather they were stories of survival told by my parents and grandparents. I did not … Continue reading

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How Did It Get So Late So Soon?

“How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss At some point in our lives we have all had a rough time. Some more than others. I grew up listening to my parents’ and grandparents’ stories. Their stories were not … Continue reading

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