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 The Charlois Life

Greetings.  The other day, Tuesday, June 11th was my Birthday.  As much as I wanted to make it really special, I couldn’t even muster the energy to get out of bed.  It seems like every time I think I’m making progress I have a set back. The last time I posted, I said I was […]
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The Charlois Life

It is 11:30 pm on Tuesday night, and as promised I’m writing today’s installment of The Charlois Life.  The last time I posted was May 23rd, so it has been a while.  Hopefully this is the start of a more consistent endeavor. I am finally my old self; actually, I’m the new improved version.  I […]
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 The Charlois Life

I think it’s time.  Time to admit I need help getting out of this situation.  As I weigh my options, I can tell some of the steps I’m taking are helping, but not enough.  Therefore, I’m planning on talking with my psychiatrist on Wednesday.  We’ll discuss whether it might be time for a medication adjustment.  […]
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Charlois Foundations

One of the foundational beliefs of Charlois is the interconnectedness of all things.  However, that does not preclude the idea of us all having individual identities.  That means we all have our own way of doing things, and believing in our own way.  That includes how we relate to God and the universe.  That is […]
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A Charlois Pastoral Reflection

“… I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these …” John 14:12 NRSV Over the past year or so I have been doing a lot of reading about how to take control and live a life you’ll […]
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A Charlois Book Review

The last time we spoke I was talking about being a well-read person.  I spoke of Clifton Fadimon’s “Lifetime Reading Plan,” and Britannica’s “Great Books,” as well as references to websites of lists to read.  Today I want to touch on my personal reading plan for this year and beyond. If you read my posts […]
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 The Charlois Life

I think it’s time.  Time to admit I need help getting out of this situation.  As I weigh my options, I can tell some of the steps I’m taking are helping, but not enough.  Therefore, I’m planning on talking with my psychiatrist on Wednesday.  We’ll discuss whether it might be time for a medication adjustment.  […]
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The Charlois Life

It is time for another installment of “The Charlois Life,” staring yours truly.  When we last talked, I was giving a run down of what I’m working on.  In essence, I want to be the best version of me possible and to share that journey to the goal through my blog and books.  Today I […]
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 The Charlois Life

Greetings.  Tonight, I want to talk a little bit about what I’ve been working on in therapy.  My last session was this past Friday and we covered a lot of ground.  One of the things I’ve been struggling with is my apathy.  I can’t seem to find the motivation to accomplish things.  Amy, my therapist […]
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Charlois Foundations

We have been talking about reading and studying for the last couple of posts and that is because continuous self-improvement is one of the foundational beliefs of Charlois Philosophy. Research has shown that, with proper care, the human brain can continue developing until the day we die.  As long as we feed it a healthy […]
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