Magnificent Works of Art Created During Turbulent Times

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Did you know that William Shakespeare wrote King Lear while in quarantine from the bubonic plague?

There’s more . . .

In 1606, when the bubonic plague returned to England, wreaking havoc on Londoners, Shakespeare completed three of his greatest tragedies: King Lear, Macbeth, and even Antony and Cleopatra.

Experts believe that Shakespeare completed Antony and Cleopatra in July of 1606 after the plague forced the closure of his venue, the Globe Theatre.

That was over 400 years ago. Admittedly, Shakespeare, didn’t have… Read More

Quarantine 15: Dealing with a “New Normal Summer Body”?

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In addition to dealing with a “new normal” way of life, many of us are facing another new normal – a “new normal summer body.”

The term coined for weight gained during the pandemic is: The Quarantine 15.

A popular post on social media reads:

“Due to coronavirus, my summer body will be delayed to 2021. Thank you for understanding.”

Making light of difficult situations can have its place in helping to reduce stress.

But . . .… Read More

The Science of Prayer

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Can we talk about the science of prayer for a sec?

In her book, Who Switched off My Brain? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions, Dr. Caroline Leaf writes:

“A growing body of scientific research confirms that prayer and actively developing your spiritual life increases frontal lobe activity, thickness, intelligence, and overall health.” (Page 115)

Think about that for a minute: Prayer and actively developing your spiritual life increases frontal lobe activity, thickness, intelligence, and overall health!

Prayer is a… Read More

Three Strategies to Build Resilience in Tough Times

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Are you ready for a good laugh?

Here’s the FULL blooper reel from the recording of my online course. It’s pretty funny!

I experienced so many emotions during those hours, days, and weekends of recording. I felt excited, frustrated, playful, confused, relieved, happy . . . you’ll see!

Imagine if you could watch a recording of yourself during the past ten weeks! How many different emotions would you observe?

Thankfully, this pandemic won’t last forever. As Robert… Read More