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I will take the time with all the other things I listen to, to listen to myself.


We are the only ones who can stop the unnecessary pounding on our neighbor, our self and our humanity.


Can I make choices that might be contradictory to my upbringing?


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Yesterday brings us to where we are. It does not have to take us where we are going.


Give up the person you were yesterday and try being the person you need to be today.


My life has gotten to the point where I require new options and new possibilities.


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We need to be creating open minds, minds that question where we have come from and seek real alternatives.


Resist the "should and shouldn'ts" that come your way. Resist those who toss them at you.


Should and shouldn't have the awful ability to force the individual out of us, to make us conform, feel small and alone.


john d. martin

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

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WRITINGS

From Get Off Me: Help
18 Oct

From Get Off Me: Help

Robert drives the same road each day. He passes the same shops and parks and likely most of the same people and he wonders how and why. At least he wonders why on a good day. Most days though, he’s simply angry...
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From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope
1 Oct

From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope

Real kindness requires a commitment to others that says, I care to the point of involvement. I will get wet to help you if you need me to get in the water. I will risk standing out to be involved in carin...
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From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope
2 Jul

From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope

The basics of life lie in our ability to be social. There simply can't be anything greater for one human being than to be needed by others. Refuse to believe that caring doesn't matter or make a differenc...
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From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope
4 Mar

From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope

Crisis brings us face to face with things important. It might be a struggle with a life threatening illness. It might be having someone you love die. It might be the end of an important love relationsh...
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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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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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