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  • People who aren't neurodiverse tend to frame neurodiversity as symptoms of inconvenience to people around them. For me, my ADHD means beauty.
    Reflection | By Quinn Gormley | March 13, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Beauty, Direct Experience, Identity, Multiculturalism, Psychology, Self-Respect, Wonder, Worship
  • Scorekeeping is about who hurts whom more. In the long-term, no one wins.
    Reflection | By Anne Griffiths | February 14, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Commitment, Humanism, Love, Marriage, Men, Psychology, Relationships, Secular, Teamwork, Trust, Women, Work, Worship
  • How much notice would I want ahead of time before I die?
    Reflection | By Karen G. Johnston | October 26, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Choice, Death, Ending, Psychology, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • Taking what we need and leaving the rest behind isn’t only a one time thing. We can do it anytime.
    Reading | By Jen Crow | March 24, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Character, Growth, Humanism, Integrity, Psychology, Secular, Self-Care, Self-Respect, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • This is a "love saves" story.
    Reflection | By Paul S Sawyer | December 9, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Advent, Anger, Children, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Compassion, Direct Experience, Humanism, Living Our Faith, Love, Psychology, Relationships, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Respect, Worship
  • This is a story of in-the-middle for those wondering how their story ends.
    Reflection | By Robin Tanner | August 29, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Choice, Direct Experience, Fear, Hope, Humanism, Illness, Limitations, Parents, Psychology, Searching, Secular, Solidarity, Worry
  • Spirit of Compassion, remind us that our task as humans is not perfection, but faithfulness.
    Reflection | By Lindasusan Ulrich | January 31, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Balance, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Humanism, Letting Go, Psychology, Secular, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worth
  • He's not where he is supposed to be. He should be practicing sprints in the desert sun with all the other aspiring Marines, but instead he is here, retreating into the quiet shade of the chaplain's office, the one person who won’t yell at him. Since he was seven years old, he wanted to be a...
    Reading | By Susan Maginn | July 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Calling, Choice, Direct Experience, Humility, Military, Psychology, Sacrifice, Secular, Service, Work, Young Adults, Youth/Teens
  • Our Time for All Ages this morning is a time of make-believe. I’d like you to put your imagination caps on so that we can pretend together. Raise your hand if you've ever been to a baseball game. How many of you follow a team you think of as “your” team? Well, I have bad news. (Here’s the...
    Time for All Ages | By Erika Hewitt | April 2, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Belief, Choice, Courage, Generations, History, International, Living Our Faith, Partner Church Observation, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Psychology, Secular
  • Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.
    Quote | By Carl Jung | October 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Despair, Empathy, Humanism, Meaning, Psychology, Relationships, Secular
  • To repent means to turn in a new direction—not just to admit what we have done wrong, but to resolve to be a better person.
    Quote | By Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar | March 9, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Character, Choice, Growth, Integrity, Psychology, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • About The Author: The author is a member of a Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation reflects on living with bipolar disorder. I have chosen to share my experience in a safe place—a place of acceptance, a place where we share joys and sorrows. Some might say, “Some things shouldn't be talked...
    Reading | By Anonymous | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Disability, Mental Health, Multiculturalism, Psychology, Self-Care, Multiculturalism
  • "Can faith equal faith? Do gods of one faith take care of the believers of other faiths? Who will protect my god when he falters and his faith fails? Do the gods of one faith take care of the gods of other faiths?" These questions all come from the poem "Faith," by Justin Chin. In the poem, the...
    Sermon | By Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), God, Identity, Psychology, Searching
  • Happiness is a deep, persistent and universal obsession for humanity. As one of my correspondents asked, "Why isn’t happiness the only thing that matters?" From the very beginning Americans (in particular) have made happiness a central piece of their national quest....
    Sermon | By Scott W. Alexander | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Generosity, Happiness, Psychology, Purpose, Relationships
  • Blackmail, blacklist, black mark. Black Monday, black mood, black-hearted. Black plague, black mass, black market. Good guys wear white, bad guys wear black. We fear black cats, and the Dark Continent. But it's okay to tell a white lie, lily-white hands are coveted, it's great to be pure as the...
    Reading | By Jacqui James | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Psychology, Race/Ethnicity
  • Ten years ago, I was asked to present a paper to a new ministers’ study group that was forming at Cedar Hill, a small conference center near Boston. The group had chosen a perennial topic for UU clergy study groups: "Science and Religion." My job was to review one of the books we’d read in...
    Sermon | By Wayne B. Arnason | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Growth, Psychology, Self-Care, Spirituality

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