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Broken Heart Syndrome - Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

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by Rev. Dr. Karen Turek, D.D.M.S., Ph.D.

I am often asked, as a bereavement counselor, “Has anyone ever died of a broken heart?” Unfortunately, the answer is “yes.” But allow me to elaborate on my answer. Firstly, most all cases of broken heart syndrome are temporary and do not result in a permanent condition or death. The symptoms that are experienced are brought on by acutely stressful situations and extreme emotions such as the loss of a loved one, a serious accident, a sudden illness, a nat…

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Hot Wheels Weekend Transformation

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By Rev. Brian Kirsch  


OK, Who here has ever seen or played with Hot Wheels?

What has Hot Wheels got to do with me and my spiritual journey? …and more importantly, how can I make it part of my spiritual journey. I mean it sounds like it could be a fun trip to take!

So back years ago, little Harold walks into the toy store. The display of these cool futuristic looking cars captures his attention and more importantly, his imagination. He knows Mom’s not just going to offer to buy him one of the…

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April 14, 2022 – A Special Message

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 by Ana R. Aparicio Fernandez

During my time of contemplation this afternoon, as I sat outside of my apartment listening to the sounds of the city along with the sounds of nature, I was inspired to write the following. I give credit to my Teachers and Guides especially the group of entities I work with, referred to as the Brotherhood of the Light. This message was given to me to share with others, especially in our group. 

“A true Warrior of Light is not one who abodes in a non-eventful enviro…

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ADL Newsletter | April 2022

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As we continue to improve how we do things, we have moved to a new newsletter format. THE ROSE blends the traditional printed newsletter feel with a modern, digital world user experience. In other words, when viewing this online, buttons and links are clickable to access more information.
Your feedback is how we improve, so let us know what you think about this new newsletter format.

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Spring Into New Growth and New Beginnings

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by Rev. Dr. Peg Gordon

Spring is by far my favorite time of year, and also one of my busiest times of year. Both of my children were born in March. Everything feels so fresh and new in the Spring. It’s a wonderful time for new beginnings.


Our Board of Trustees has announced a new President. As a member of our ministry, I am grateful for Elf’s leadership in keeping our ministry going for the last eight years. It is with pure selfless dedication when you give your time to something you love dear…

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For Others

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By Rev. Rita Scheibeck

As I pray for others, I now affirm the unfolding good in their lives and in mine. I take a deep inhale, and as I breathe out fully, I release all thoughts of illness, lack, limitation, and in harmony from our collective human experience. I also affirm that we are all born with the power and authority of Divine Source Energy, in the unity and the likeness of the Collective Creators. We are one presence and one power, now and always.

I now allow, acknowledge, accept and affi…

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My Connection to the Holy Spirit

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By Rev. Rita Scheibeck


I now allow, feel and affirm the infusion of Authority, Love and Light into my consciousness. I connect to Infinite Source Energy and to the constantly creating, infinitely powerful Holy Spirit. As I take a few deep breaths, I know that Divine Joy moves in me, through me and as me now, to bless and affirm goodness and right outcomes in all situations.

I now allow, acknowledge, accept, and affirm that these things are so.

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The Weakest Link

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By Rev. Brian Kirsch  

I looked up the meaning to what is meant by “The Weakest Link”. Here’s what I found: “The person who is making the least contribution to the collective achievement of a group.” Let’s play with this idea for a moment.

Working with organizations in the past that “helped the less fortunate” always had me thinking. When serving food to the hungry of the community, most volunteers eventually have the thought that some of these people really don’t need the support. However, th…

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ADL Newsletter | January 2022

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Announcing a NEW ADL Newsletter - THE ROSE - As we continue to improve how we do things, we are moving to a new newsletter format. This new style blends the traditional printed newsletter feel with a modern, digital world user experience. In other words, when viewing this online, buttons and links are clickable to access more information.
Your feedback is how we improve, so let us know what you think about this new newsletter format.

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