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Spiritual Reflections – QNotes

Reducing Stress, Finding Spirituality

Spiritual Reflections

I ran into a friend the other day, and we starting talking about the stress of living through the current political environment and the ongoing climate crisis. He told me that he had to stop living in all-consuming anger to prevent it from taking a toll on his health and well-being.

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When Back to School is Difficult

Spiritual Reflections

Our young people are needing us to step up and be present in their lives. Young people who identify as LGBTQ need us. Children of LGBTQ families need us. And, with the beginning of a new school year, these young people need each of us.

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Healing the Soul with Music

Spiritual Reflections

A good speech or sermon can stimulate the mind or touch the heart; but it is music that can heal the soul. … music is spiritual. Not because it was necessarily written to be so, but for the way in which our bodies interpret it.

Remember to Nurture Your Spirit

Spiritual Reflections

Our religious histories have quite an impact on who we are, and our spiritual  journeys shape us.

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Praise for the gifts we can’t ‘pray away’

Spiritual Reflections

A few people and I were sitting around, and one was telling about their difficult relationship with their parents. They added, “I have a friend who invited me to a meeting at their church, where they have a support group for people like me.”

Love, Lust and Relationships

Spiritual Reflections

“Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know-what-I-mean?” Thus, quips the ribald Monty Python character played by the great Eric Idle when discussing, shall we say, relations? This being the Love & Lust (11th Annual Sex Issue) of qnotes, I would like to offer some thoughts on Lust and Love.