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Recovering from methamphetamine is possible, and showing compassion and dignity for drug addicts is a powerful approach to recovery 


Posted on March 30, 2016 at 3:30 a.m.

Labels hurt, don’t they? I want to challenge you to stop labeling people and starting getting to know them. 


Posted on Jan. 22, 2016 at 3:45 a.m.
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Community blogger Monica Murphy says she’s thankful to be alive, to have opportunities to serve others and for the lessons she’s learned in the past year


Posted on Nov. 26, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.
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Community blogger Monica Murphy shares the story of how one man provided hope and encouragement to a determined player

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Posted on Aug. 25, 2015 at 12:50 p.m.

Community blogger Monica Murphy shares the story of Henriette Love Nyirarukundo, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide.

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Posted on July 8, 2015 at 11:43 a.m.

When you reach out to others and truly listen to their stories, you might find out you have more in common than you thought, community blogger Monica Murphy says.

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Community blogger Monica Murphy says the most important question we should ask ourselves is, “Did I spend my life serving others or myself?”

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Listening to others’ stories can open your mind to ideas and experiences you might not have otherwise encountered, community blogger Monica Murphy says. This is particularly true of the wisdom and advice the elderly can share.

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Posted on Feb. 20, 2015 at 1:04 p.m.

Community blogger Monica Murphy says a girl she met in Ghana taught her that no matter how alone people feel or how rough their circumstances are, it’s still possible for them to press on and dream.

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Posted on Jan. 15, 2015 at 5:13 p.m.

Community blogger Monica Murphy met a woman who started life as a teenage mom and has fought through adversity to find success. She says anyone can make life better with the right attitude and hard work.

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Some believe those living in poverty are doing so because of laziness or mistakes. But often this isn’t the case, community blogger Monica Murphy says. People who are struggling financially need our understanding and help.

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Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.

Sometimes the hurdles we face in life can make things seem hopeless. However, there is always hope, and with determination and positivity, you can achieve your goals, community blogger Monica Murphy says.

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Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

A local teen who community blogger Monica Murphy recently met was viciously bullied in school. However, through her self-determination and resilience, she was able to identify as a survivor instead of as a victim.

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Posted on June 19, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

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Monica Murphy
Monica Murphy is from South Bend, Ind., and graduated from Saint Mary's College with a degree in social work. She enjoys writing, storytelling and being with friends. She writes the stories and motivational columns that raise the bar for people.

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