Monthly Archives: September 2007

posticon All Roads Lead Home by John Cali

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Spirit raised more than a few eyebrows in last week’s newsletter with these comments:

“As bizarre as it may sound, we believe addictions are a good thing. Because they temporarily take you away from your pain and help you feel good. You will — you must — ultimately come to the point where you know you don’t need anything or anyone outside yourselves to feel good.

“But, in the meanwhile, any light is better than the darkness.”

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Spirit is not the first to say something like that, but it still provoked some interesting feedback.Read more

posticon Feeling Good by John Cali

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As you may know, the American entertainer and television game show host, Merv Griffin, died August 12, 2007. He’d lived a good, long life. Like all of us, he had his challenges. But he always saw his life and his work as one and the same — a big game. He radiated that wonderful energy of always having fun and feeling good.

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I read an interesting recent article on addiction in the Washington Post a month or so ago.Read more

posticon The Simple Life by John Cali

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I recently saw an interview with Warren Buffet, reportedly the second richest man in the world (after Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft).

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It was a fascinating look into the private side of this amazing man. Here are some interesting facts about him.

He still lives in the same small, simple three-bedroom home in Omaha, Nebraska he bought when he first married fifty years ago. He says it’s all he needs.

He doesn’t have a driver or security people — he drives himself everywhere.… Read more

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posticon Opinions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by John Cali

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In last week’s newsletter, Spirit said we’d talk about a couple of comments John and one of our readers, Barbara Webster, had made in that newsletter on the opinions of other people.

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Here are those comments, first Barbara’s, followed by my response to her.

Barbara: . . . when I seek different audiences to give me validation and sympathy, there are too many human opinions that cloud the reality of the true situation. It’s just a way of putting off dealing with the truth and moving forward.Read more

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