What Research-Based Happiness Looks Like …

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Skip ahead to 30:00 to learn about the 4 data-based keys to happiness.

My book Seeking Aliveness might help with #1!

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A Retreat for Women

My wife, Grace, worked beside me in pastoral ministry for 24 years. In addition to being an amazing mother to 4 amazing kids (who now have produced 5 equally amazing grandkids), Grace became a corporate consultant and trainer, specializing in Myers-Briggs, team-building, communication, and conflict resolution. She branched out to help individuals, couples, and families improve their lives and relationships using the tools she employed in the professional world.

Last year, she and some friends teamed up to start Insight Retreats.

The big idea: invite groups of women to gather to learn, explore, and grow together.

The next Insight Retreat will be April 26-29, 2018, here in Southwest Florida (Marco Island). If you would like to give a meaningful gift to a woman you love ... or if you are a woman who needs a few days in the company of caring peers who are trying to make sense of their life's story and are curious about their own inner journey, I hope you'll check out Insight Retreats.

 

 

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7 Minutes for Your Soul

My friend Christopher Hale (I have 3 friends by this name!) is a gifted songwriter, musician, and leader of worship/meditation. Here is a beautiful piece he shared with me (lyrics below):

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Pawana Atma Antaryami: A devotional bhajan performed by Yeshu Satsang Toronto, originally found in the NBCLC Hindi booklet.

Paawana Aatma Antarayaami Pure, holy Spirit of God, the “One who knows my inner self”

Barsaado apani kripa… Pour down your grace/favour/compassion/forgiveness

Barsaado apani shakti… Pour down your power/strength

Barsaado nija varadaan… Pour down your gifts of blessing

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You can read more about the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=448&v=UNrpYwXZ3J8

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A beautiful song …

by my friend Bryan Sirchio. Check out the Convergence Music Project, where lots of new songs (with a progressive Christian vibe) are being produced:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=209&v=NHCZ5Cf1ECo

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Join Me Online Tonight at 6:30 pm …

Friends - I'll be leading a free online "watch party" discussion of my friend Valarie Kaur's new TED Talk tonight (Tuesday) night at 6:30 pm ET.

You can watch the video here:
https://www.ted.com/…/valarie_kaur_3_lessons_of_revolutiona…

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Please watch before joining the call ... we'll talk about your responses to Valarie's message and what it means for us in these challenging times.

You can join the call here:
Topic: #RevLove Watch Party
Time: Feb 13, 2018 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/645646634

Or iPhone one-tap :
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Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Meeting ID: 645 646 634
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference…

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