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Gavin T. Murphy

gavinGavin T. Murphy attended Belvedere College and is a Psychology graduate of the University of Scranton, USA. He is currently doing a Masters in Applied Spirituality.

Balanced mood, balanced life

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Conversations with a psychotherapist and a spiritual companion set the author on a journey to explore ways to maintain balanced mood for a balanced life.

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Stopping by to say ‘Hi’

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Seeking a balanced lifestyle means grasping the many opportunities to apply the brakes, such as stopping to spend time with an elderly person. Saint Ignatius wants us to fortify ourselves.

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Tea and thoughts

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: World Mental Health Day on 10 October encouraged us to seek balance in our lives. This blog post looks at achieving that balance through Chinese tea and our thoughts.

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The wonderful ordinary

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Our holidays can be a great opportunity to turn away from fantasy and to turn towards the wonderful ordinary. Here a personal journey is shared.

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Heat of desire

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Getting close to the heat of what you really want requires a long-lasting look at reality and some hard questioning, but the “joys that endure” are well worth it.

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Gratitude

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: This blog examines St. Francis of Assisi’s grateful response in the midst of great pain and a wedding full of special moments. A personal prayer is presented too.

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Becoming saints

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Without spiritual discipline, we complain, do nothing, and turn into jelly. With it, we channel our energy like saints in the direction of beauty, light, and love.

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Passing on our values

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Jesuit educators try to instill quality values among their students, and it is hoped that they will become deep-rooted and passed on to others.

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Calling from the grave

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The path of fragility turns pain into gentleness and it is a transformational force that is needed in our society.

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