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Catch my new Becky Cortino LIVE! on Facebook I’m passionate about sharing my message and what I’ve learned writing my current book project on Forgiveness!   Join us as we discuss some of the biggest obstacles in forgiving and how we view forgiveness can become a self-inflicted obstacle…   Read more on Forgiveness (blog posts): http://BeckyCortino.com/tag/Forgiveness/   Sign-up to Receive Book Updates: ForgivenessBook.BeckyCortino.org   #ForgivenessBook #FacebookLIVE #GoLiveEveryDayInAugust    …

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My Moment in Thyme at Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden

Planning a Stroll in the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden…   After nearly 6 months of ongoing discussion, 3 months of focused planning, a lot of effort to obtain required visas. it seemed hard to believe when the time of our trip to Russia arrived.  One of the stops on the top of my list was the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden.   Reading about this amazing garden, I understood what a gem it is. Established initially as an herb garden by…

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Honored to Speak to Narodny English Club in Novgorod, Russia

During our family’s recent trip to Russia,  I was honored to speak to the English Club at Narodny language school  in Novogorod!     Their original request was for me to speak about myself. Thinking I would rather give a presentation that would inspire, and (hopefully) provide some valuable take-away points, I developed “The Inquisitive Mind,” based on how life’s momentum takes us to amazing places if we allow it. Certainly this was illustrated by my being in Russia!  …

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Working to Make it Happen: My Best Year Ever

As we rapidly approach the mid-point of this year, I’m reviewing goals I’ve accomplished, considering things I have to complete in the second half of 2017.   This year, I took a different approach in my planning process. Early in the year, I attended Michael Hyatt’s Best Year Ever program, and got great inspiration for the New Year. Having brushed-up on skills, learning some new techniques, and discovering a different way to look at certain things, I was ready to…

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The Story is in the Struggle and it’s Telling!

The Story. Is in the struggle. It’s telling. It’s captivating.  People stop and will allow themselves to be taken in by a compelling story. I know.. I’ve been listening to your heart and mine, hearing the stories. For months, people have been sharing their amazing stories centered around forgiveness, inspiring me, assuring me to stay on track writing my Forgiveness book. Hearing all these beautiful stories has been a heart-expanding, mind-blowing experience.Thank you for sharing your stories with me!  Each…

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Leave Room for Discovery — There’s Learning in that Space

“Always” and “Never” sound like pre-conceived notions, don’t they? Using them sets-up whatever you’re about to say or write [if attempting persuasion] for a condition of predictability. Not everything is predictable. The unexpected happens. It’s not always business as usual. For this reason, counting on preconceived notions is inherently risky. While obviously projections based on past history and behavioral expectations can sometimes be (somewhat) reliable, depending upon them entirely blinds everyone’s sight to possibilities of what could be potential outcomes.…

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St Francis of Assisi Peace Prayer and Forgiveness

St Francis of Assisi’s Peace Prayer fairly well covers the topic of forgiveness, our shared human need for grace, and to extend it to others. Considering the words comprising this, it seems to be offered as a genuine plea for grace and peace, citing examples of much of what often plagues the human soul. Studying his prayer carefully, you will see it serves as a model for setting things right in life. Usually when we come to a point where…

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Revenge and Forgiveness

Revenge and Forgiveness – Revenge is a short-term hate tactic, never a solution to any problem. It is the polar opposite of forgiveness. It solves nothing, creates more discord, possibly widening any chasm that might otherwise be bridged by extending grace. Yet, we see this occurring somewhere in the world nearly everyday, don’t we? “All who see me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.” ~ Psalm 22:7  In this reading, we are reminded of Jesus’ mockery as a part of the…

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Blatant Case for Forgiveness

Today I started my morning with this scripture: “All who see me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.” ~ Psalm 22:7 Throughout Lent, and especially as we draw closer to Easter, we are reminded of Jesus’ mockery as a part of the suffering inflicted upon Him by: Judas, chief priests and scribes, Herod, Pilate and his guards. Horrid indignities, treated as worthless and despicable, ridiculed, taunted — this was even before he was crucified! Never was there a more blatant…

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