Posts by Dr Benna Sherman

Love is a verb

Dr Benna Sherman

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. – Ursula LeGuin We all want to be loved. We all want to fall in love. We want to be in loving relationships. It’s easy to believe if you fall in love that you…

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Love is the absence of judgment

Dr Benna Sherman

― 14th Dalai Lama One of the most basic wishes we have as human beings is to be loved unconditionally. We want to be known, accepted, and affirmed. Making this tricky is that, as human beings, our behavior is not necessarily always lovable. Imperfect human beings can be hard to love perfectly. And imperfect human…

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Dr Benna’s Newsletter – 1

Quotation: I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.Ettiene De Grellet, French-bornAmerican Quaker missionaryclick here…

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Living in the here and now

Dr Benna Sherman

Rhonda was sitting at the table with a cup of tea when Philip walked into the kitchen.   “What if Ellen’s preschool teacher—what’s her name again?—decides to leave after she gets married?  Ellen will be so upset; she really loves whatshername.”  His face was clearly troubled. Rhonda looked up from her teacup and frowned.  “What are…

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Dr Benna’s Newsletter – 2

Check out my blog on Tumblr for what I’m writing or thinking about. Quotation: “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” ― Fred Rogers click here to read more quotations from Mr. Rogers Relationship reminder — People grow and develop. Relationships grow and develop too.…

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Dr Benna’s Newsletter – 3

Quotation: I don’t believe that if you do good, good things will happen. Everything is completely accidental and random. Sometimes bad things happen to very good people and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But at least if you try to do good things, then you’re spending your time doing something worthwhile. — Helen…

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Dr Benna’s Newsletter – 4

THE CAPITAL NEWSPAPER IS RETIRING MY COLUMN, AS OF 3/6/19.TO CONTINUE READING WHAT I WRITE–CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE PAGE @ Quotation: Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.— Thich Nhat HanhClick here to read more Relationship reminder — If you are afraid to be authentic,…

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Dr Benna’s Newsletter – 5

Quotation: “To make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”T.S. Eliot (American poet, 1888-1965)click here for more T.S. Eliot quotes Relationship reminder — Relationships are living things — they begin, they grow or wither, sometimes they end. They are naturally a series of beginnings and ends. In your…

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