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Change yourself, change the world


The basics of life lie in our ability to be social


Yesterday brings us to where we are, it does not have to take us where we are going


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Your open hand will gain you much more than your closed fist


It is much better to try and fall than to hide or never to try at all


There is no way to move from a stuck position until we say how we got to where we are


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Try to speak with others and not to them or at them


Let it matter what happens to each of us. Let us care enough to be involved


Each time you encounter another, you have the chance to set the tone and the pace


john d. martin

john martin is the author of five books that offer support, encouragement and inspiration.

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WRITINGS

When We Are Ready
4 Dec

When We Are Ready

When we have problems or there are things troubling us, there is no shortage of people who are willing to offer suggestions and advice. Without doubt, your friends and family want you to feel better as quickly ...
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Society and Loss
19 Sep

Society and Loss

There are places where we can come into conflict when it comes to our need to grieve. Our place of work and our friends and neighbors are often less patient and understanding then we need them to be. In m...
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What New Grief Is Like
9 Aug

What New Grief Is Like

When grief is brand new, there is often a great deal of confusion. The person grieving is lost, disorientated and very unsure. Those who are close to the one who is hurting are usually in a difficult spot. They...
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COMMUNITY SHOCK AND GRIEF
14 Jun

COMMUNITY SHOCK AND GRIEF

The pain and suffering that accompany the loss of a loved one is beyond description. The shock and uncertainty, the disbelief, disorientation and sense of abandon those grieving are left with, is akin to the p...
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SAVING YOUR LIFE
8 May

SAVING YOUR LIFE

Any significant loss that is not acknowledged, and dealt with, will in time become an impediment to our health, growth and well-being. We allow those who have lost someone they care about through death, to ta...
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Help Me I Hurt
23 Apr

Help Me I Hurt

Introduction: There is a social problem that has far reaching consequences we don’t speak of. It is a problem that has the ability to tear at the fabric of our society and diminish us as individuals. Most of...
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TESTIMONIALS

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Under Pressure, Permission Changes Everything is a book that will offer a new and refreshing point of view and may very well change your lif...
The Regional Newspaper
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With each read I find something new, my hope is renewed and I get excited about where Under Pressure will take me next. Under Pressure, P...
The Regional Newspaper Caledon
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The message of this book is clear and inspiring. Owning a copy of Under Pressure is like having a wise friend in your back pocket for whenev...
Caledon Living
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A Handbook ...Is very thoughtful nuggets of motivating wisdom. A Handbook For Kindness And Hope
Amazon.com
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This book is titled: A Handbook For Kindness And Hope. And that's just what it is! This book is 105 pages packed with wonderful short sayin...
Amazon.com
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I Can’t Stop Crying  is a down to earth good book for all those who think they are alone. I Can't Stop Crying
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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I Can’t Stop Crying  can and should be read by anyone going through grief and perhaps by everyone else as well. I Can't Stop Crying
Dr. Robert Buckman
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If you really care about the grieving person, perhaps a copy of I Can’t Stop Crying would be the kindest thing of all to do. I Can't Stop...
Toronto Sun
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I Can’t Stop Crying is an important resource for what to do when we are consumed with grief. Andrew Wilk, M.D. Lead physician, palliative...
Dr. Andrew Wilk
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I Can’t Stop Crying is the book I most recommend for my bereaved patients beginning their grief journey. I Can't Stop Crying
Dr. Kim Cormack, psychiatrist
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