Evolution of Family

Dipping toes in new pond… “nothing ventured nothing gained” Up to now, I have been posting content on my website judithanderssom.com, but it is not seeing much traffic, so I have decided to add Substack to my online presence. Research, …

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Reflection on Gratitude

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk On the calendar, Thanksgiving finds itself in close proximity to other important holidays. The timing is no accident. The …

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Recognizing “what is”

Recently I began to realize that certain long-standing life-choices I had made were not healthy, and were not serving me well any more. In an effort to dull the sharp edges of my emotions, I had become accustomed to either …

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In search of authenticity

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol of wholeness. The imagery of the circle and spiral combine into a meandering but purposeful journey.  The Labyrinth represents a journey or path to our own center and back again out into the world. …

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Living with Intention

For most of us, the culture we live in is fast-paced, with information, special offers and deadlines coming at us from all sides. Often, we are swept along by the flow and do not pause to consider where it is …

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The convergence …

A reminder … From Sister Margaret Guider of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, in her poem she sent to National Public Radio (NPR) published yesterday: “The convergence of these sacred days should serve asa collective reminder, that …

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Life is a journey

Fact: Life happens – It is daunting to think about “Life” and what it all means, because you are venturing into the uncharted territory of abstract thought in an effort to find intangible notions of significance.  This is where metaphors …

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