How to Grow Up Between 20 and 60 Years Old

by Debbie L. Kasman in ,


Studies show that we grow up naturally until about the age of twenty.  Then, for reasons that are not terribly well understood, we simply stop growing.  We remain at whatever psychological level of development we reached in our early twenties until the age of sixty or so, and then we start growing up again. Very few people actually grow up to the point of self-actualization. Currently only five percent of the world’s population is self-actualized or "fully" psychologically grown. There are things we can do between the ages of twenty and sixty to ensure we grow up psychologically fully.  We need to do these things to become the very best version of ourselves we can be. 

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Atheist Minister - Say What?

by Debbie L. Kasman in , ,


Gretta Vosper, a popular 57 year old minister who calls herself an atheist minister preached for nearly two decades about love, kindness, and human connection.  Recently she was deemed “unsuitable to continue serving” by the United Church of Canada's Toronto Conference Review Committee.

Vosper has been an outspoken voice in a slow but growing movement within the United Church toward downplaying Jesus and the Bible.  She believes in a more metaphorical interpretation of religious symbols and a greater emphasis on humanist, environmental and social justice causes.

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Kids and Intuition

by Debbie L. Kasman in ,


When my son was five years old, he had an interesting experience.  He told me his dad had called to see how he was doing.  I was just taking him out of the bathtub and getting him ready for bed.  After I got him settled, I checked the phone.  Sure enough, there was a message waiting for him and it was from his dad.  He had no way of knowing that his dad had called.     

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