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When Peace is Threatened by Toxic People, Environments, and Ideologies

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have an ongoing interest in the topic of stress as exhibited by the “fight or flight” reaction in our nervous system and mind, and how it affects everything: relationships, families, neighborhoods, and nations. Not to mention … Continue reading

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A Day WITH Immigrants: Two Students and a Teacher Discuss the OTHER Critical Issue

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Last Friday, in between lessons in an Effective Learning class I teach at a local community college, two of my students and I noticed there were quite a few people absent. Maybe some are getting a head … Continue reading

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On Receiving God’s Blessings: Religion versus Grace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I just heard a preacher say that if you cannot receive the love of God you cannot receive His blessings. (It reminded me of the religion of my youth: do this to get that.) I stopped listening. For … Continue reading

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Prophecy Patterns, Part 8 of 8: the Metonic Cycle, Shortness of Time, and Jesus’ Peace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila part 1   part 2    part 3    part 4    Addendum    part 5    part 6    part 7 My sister and researcher Claire Gumbs offers another Biblical prophecy pattern concerning time in the … Continue reading

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Is Trump Hitler? An Interesting Perspective.

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 3: “Headline Stress Disorder”–What They Said

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila WHAT THE THERAPIST SAID Therapist Steven Stosny, Ph.D. has come up with a new category of the kind of rage of which I recently wrote in parts one and two of this series. Stosny calls it, “Headline … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 2: Mind Control a Factor–Then and Now?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila THE RAGE–THEN AND NOW In my previous post I touched on the growing concerns many people have about the state of intense rage demonstrated just now by some who are opposed to the recent election in the … Continue reading

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