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Establishing Ties and Taming Peace

By Kimberly Burnham In Rhodian, a language spoken on Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece the word “ktílos” or “κτίλος” means peaceful, tame, docile, gentle and domesticated as if those who are peaceful must also be docile. In English, the words “tame” and “peaceful” seem pretty different but in other languages tame is a synonym for peace. And while …

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Living intentionally

A friend of mine recently asked me how I am able to keep calm and collected in the midst of major stress and uncertain times. On a recent occasion, she accidentally burned a hole in my carpet. Quite literally, my response was, "Okay.  And?" I recognized that what had occurred could not be undone. And, in all honesty, what would be the point of blowing up?

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