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Many people mistakenly seek to live a “balanced life.”  They believe that a balanced life will lead to greater happiness.  The problem is that if you live a balanced life, roughly everything in your life gets equal time.  However, not everything in your life is equally important.  As a result, to be truly happy, you…

Life is not meant to be a struggle.  It is supposed to be relaxed.  We are meant to go through our days being content and at ease. Now, of course, we cannot expect to be relaxed and content all the time.  Our loved ones can become ill or die.  We may lose our jobs.  Or…

Recently, more and more of my friends are starting to feel the strain of being cooped up during COVID-19. For instance, I have one friend who is single.  He misses the ability to have friends over for dinner or drinks.  These days, he feels quite lonely because he is unable to see his friends regularly…

We live in a world that doesn’t want us to live simply.  Advertisers want us to buy stuff that we don’t need.  The Internet and the 24-hour news cycle want to overload us with information.  Even at our jobs, employers continually change how we do our jobs in the name of “progress” or “efficiency.”  All…

From time to time, we all make the mistake of playing the Comparison Game.  We may compare our homes, cars, or careers to those of our friends and neighbors.  We may compare our weight or our wardrobes.  There is no end to the ways that we can compare ourselves to others.  The problem is that…

They say that the one constant in life is change.  It is true.  Good experiences come to an end, as do bad ones.  So, learning how to move from those endings to new beginnings is a skill that all of us need. For example, I currently am experiencing the tough ending of being a full-time…

So often in life, it isn’t our circumstances that hold us back.  Yes, we may have grown up in a dysfunctional household.  Or we may have been raised in poverty.  But I find that it isn’t our circumstances that typically hold us back in life.  Rather, it is our own life choices that hold us…

Last week, the father of one of my daughter’s friends unexpectedly passed away.  He and I were exactly the same age.  I’d met him a handful of times.  He was a corporate executive, and a devoted, highly involved parent.  His sudden death made me think about how fleeting life can be.  So often, we get…

Most of us have trouble setting boundaries.  We want to be helpful and generous toward others with both our time and our resources.  Yet, sometimes meeting the needs of others can become too much and can make us miserable.  That is why it is so important to learn how to set boundaries with other people.…

This past weekend, I attended a virtual birthday party for a lady who just turned 90.  Over 100 people were on a Zoom call to celebrate her.  The party went on for two-and-a-half hours with a full church service, complete with a sermon and lovely remembrance videos.  All I could think during the call was,…

Meerabelle Dey
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Meerabelle Dey

Meerabelle Dey has a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from the University of Toronto and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Much of her legal career has been spent dealing with issues affecting women, children and the poor. She has lived in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Meerabelle now devotes her time to writing. Her mission is to use her writing to inspire others to achieve God’s unique purpose for their life.

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