Spring 2010


“I release being judgmental and critical toward others. I am secure in my own beliefs and values and have no need to impose them on anyone who disagrees with me. I stop judging others and let each live life by their own code of values and allow each to learn from the consequences of choices. I stop being critical toward myself. “

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


This Month's Issue:

Experiences from Colorful India

By Suzanne E. Harrill and Others

How to Stress Less and Gain Personal Power

By Darden Reinowski

A Chapter from
Simple Spirituality

By Jim Nourse


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.

"Empowering You to Love Yourself", revised edition

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“Suzanne has created a practical, easy-to-read book to help you build a positive future. Those of you who understand the process of self-healing will use this book to fine tune your ability to change and help yourself live from a strong internal place of awareness. There are many suggestions to help you get to the bottom of low self-esteem and powerful affirmations to help you build a positive foundation for your life”
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Greetings from the Editor:

Colorful India

Recently, I visited India and Nepal for two weeks with a spiritual group. Flying, riding on tour buses, and walking among millions of people gave me opportunities to see and do things outside of my frame of reference. I was educated about these cultures and the Hindu religion, firsthand.

Before leaving, I read about the sights and cities we would be visiting. Being there in person was totally different, however. Experiencing a culture or religious teachings is much fuller than simply learning about them through a book. Now when I look at one of the books, I hear and smell and have an emotional connection, and sometimes reaction, to the cities, streets, temples, mosques, and people. One highlight for me was to enjoy the rich colors of the beautiful saris the women wear.

Traveling and experiencing another culture reminds me of the many blessings in my life. And I will stop complaining about the traffic here!

Fortunate Blessings,



Experiences from Colorful India

By Suzanne E. Harrill and Others

Color is an important part of Indian ceremonies and festivals. My trip to northern India coincided with Happy Holi, or their spring festival, which lasts from 3-16 days. It signifies releasing negativity and to be renewed for the new year; their calendar year starts at a different time each year, sometime around the middle of March. Happy Holi is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other and lighting bonfires the evening before it starts.

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Personal Growth

How to Stress Less and Gain Personal Power

By Darden Reinowski

When stressful situations strike, you could make yourself crazy, or you can take a deep breath, step back and learn how to deal with life’s inevitable hairy, scary moments.  Recently, I tested out a few ways to handle the mental and emotional overload when my house flooded.  I was out of town and the pipe had been leaking for several days.  I admit, I was super freaked out at first, and usually I continue to worry until the final piece of the problem is resolved.  This time I knew I didn’t want to feel that way.  Instead...

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May 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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16th Century Wisdom

Letter to Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi on Christmas Eve, 1513 from Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c.1435–1515) Renaissance pioneer, architect, engineer, antiquary, archaeologist, classical scholar, and Franciscan friar: I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you, which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven!

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A Chapter from Simple Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way

By Jim Nourse

The stage on which our most significant hopes, dreams, projects and conflicts play themselves out is the interpersonal relationship.  This is true in whatever the relationship context -- employer/employee, friendship, business relationship or spouse.   In no other situation does it become more apparent how readily we make our happiness dependent upon factors external to us, and therefore set ourselves up for suffering.  Not to mention the suffering created for the other person, who finds that she has unwittingly been fit into our agenda as needing to follow a certain script in order to meet our requirements for happiness.  And what exacting writers, producers and directors we are!  Most if not all the time we are not even aware we are doing this with each other...

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Enlighten Up   --    Humor


If You Love Something

A Letter from College

What I Didn't Know Until I Had Kids

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Free Rice


Texas Highways

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