Inside Out: A Spiritual Perspective on the Block Buster Movie

I went see the movie Inside Out and liked it for many reasons: it models a healthy and happy family (rare in today’s movies), it deals with real life struggles for children (the move to a new city, a new school, transitioning from childhood to pre-teen, the struggle to be make a sports team, a father who is away at work, missing old friends and making new ones) and it is so funny (for adults without being tacky and without making sexual innuendos, as so many other movies for children do, in the attempt to make parents laugh). I really like this movie and think it is must see for families. My only issue with this movie comes from my spiritual perspective. The different centers of the brain

Children's Experiences With Loved Ones After They Die: I Believe!

After my mother’s death, I longed to see her one more time. I longed to see her, feel her touch and I wanted a sign that she was okay. She has not appeared to me. Neither has my dad or any of my friends who have died. I have no direct experience with these events where a loved one appears in some way to assure those left behind that they are happy. However I believe in them. Why? Because these appearances have happened to many of the children I have worked with over the years. An 8 year old told me that, while he was in prayer before dinner, he felt his dad wrap his hands around his own hands. He knew his dad was telling him that he was okay. Another child, a 6 year old, told me that her mo

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