Treasures On The Sand

Gabriel King, Storyteller



Being Purified by Fire: How Pain Molds Our Character

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from... Continue Reading →

How To Turn Pain into Something Positive

Mark Merrill shares on his blog,, several ways to turn your pain into something positive. To read the original post, click here. Can pain ever be good?  That’s a fair question, but mostly an intellectual one to me, until recently.... Continue Reading →

Be Still: How Pain Slows Us Down

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear." -Ram Dass In today's society, we are constantly going and doing, never stopping to take a moment to be still. From soccer practice, to work, to school, even at home, we are... Continue Reading →

Mind Over Matter: How Pain Builds Endurance

"To endure what is unendurable is true endurance." -Japanese Proverb I have always admired marathon runners. They train day after day, pushing their bodies to the max so that they can achieve the goal of bursting through the finish line... Continue Reading →

Looking in the Mirror Through Different Lenses: Shifting Our Perspective on Pain

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." -Kenji Miyazawa With chronic pain, it can be very difficult to see the glass half-full. Most days, we are battered by so much pain that we find ourselves being... Continue Reading →

Quote For The Week

"Let there be an opening into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos, where you find peace you did not think was possible and see what shimmers within the storm." -John O'Donohue

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