Sacred Stories: Discerning Your Roots

Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, said, “The person who thinks they can live without myth, or outside it, is like one uprooted. That person has no true link with the ancestral life that continues within each of us, or with contemporary human society.” You need a sacred story.

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Praise for Hard Beginnings

Learning to be in community at Westside requires skills, and each of us in our own way ARE still beginners. Building community is not for the faint of heart and requires practice, courage, and the willingness to be vulnerable. Whether beginning to trust, to take initiative, to forgive, to ask

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Responsibility without Excuses

Living life without excuses and without crutches because we are nothing but what we make of ourselves. Life could be difficult, life could be unfair;  often we have no control over what happens to us, but we do have control over how we react to what happens to us. We

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