Vol 7, No. 4


"I feel connected to my true Self as I align my body, mind, and spirit. I concentrate on what is really important and see the larger scheme of things, noticing patterns, themes, and lessons. I focus on feelings of connectedness and on being a part of all Life. I feel whole and complete right now as I allow my true Self to shine."

-- from Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself
by Suzanne Harrill, M.Ed.


This Month's Issue:

How Many People Have A Self-Esteem Problem
and Do Not Even Know It?

By Suzanne E. Harrill


ByBrian Piergross

Wag More. Bark Less

By Mary O’Malley

Commencement Address

by Paul Hawken


Enlighten Up

Suzanne E. Harrill

For over 25 years, Suzanne has facilitated the growth and awareness of many people through counseling, writing, teaching, and professional speaking. On a personal note, Suzanne has been married since 1966, has three grown daughters, and is a grandmother. She enjoys watercolor painting and creating original stained glass pieces.

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Seed Thoughts
for Loving Yourself

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Greetings from the Editor:


I am reminded, by reading Mary O’Malley’s article below, how vigilant we have to be to love and accept ourselves ─ all of ourselves. It is said we teach what we are learning and I have spent much of my life writing about and teaching others to love themselves. I was one of my best students. Yet, still to this day, I find myself judging choices I made in the unaware past or current behaviors that persist. I too must stop the inner critic and remind myself of the beauty and wonder of being myself. I need a reminder to accept the good and the not-so-good parts as well.

Striving is important to me and I am growing in my ability to accept the parts of myself that resist changing and dragging their feet. To truly love myself, I have to accept the total package, not just the parts that look good and are aware and transforming. As you read Mary’s article, remember to wake up each day and celebrate you, as you are.

Fortunate Blessings,




How Many People Have A Self-Esteem Problem
and Do Not Even Know It

By Suzanne E. Harrill

Happiness, self-empowerment, satisfaction in work, good relationships, and success are all built on a foundation of healthy self-esteem. Love, respect, forgiveness, and tolerance for self and all others are valued. Healthy self-esteem is based on an internal frame of reference.

Many people have a self-esteem problem and do not even know it. Let us look at a few of these hidden reasons, view a list of signs of low self-esteem, and then discuss several ways to improve self-esteem.

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August Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself

By Suzanne E. Harrill

MONTHLY ON LINE AFFIRMATIONS.  Affirmations to support self-esteem and spiritual growth now available in monthly installments. From Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself, Cultivating the Garden of Your Mind Day by Day.

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Wag More. Bark Less

By Mary O’Malley

On my morning walk a few days ago I saw a delightful bumper sticker..."Wag more.  Bark less."  After a good chuckle, awareness reminded me that we oftentimes use that idea to override ourselves - to expect ourselves to be different than what we are. While it is a good intention to have, if we don't learn how to wag more and bark less with ourselves, we miss the point!

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by Brian Piergross

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Personal Growth

Commencement Address
to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009

by Paul Hawken

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” Boy, no pressure there.

But let's begin with the startling part. Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation... but not one peer-reviewed paper published in the last thirty years can refute that statement. Basically, the earth needs a new operating system, you are the programmers, and we need it within a few decades...

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Enlighten Up   --    Humor

Small Town Doctor

Falling Rocks

Think About This

Water Leak

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Enlightenment Magazine

Finding Joy


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