When we're feeling low and depressed, many of us turn to a pill as a default solution. But what if all it takes to feel better is a spiritual tune-up? Ask yourself if these things are true: 1. It's hard to find the beauty in others or in the world around you. 2. Sadness or hopelessness permeate . . .
Earlier in my life, when I'd met grief only briefly and it wasn't the intimate friend it is now, I tripped over myself with a grieving loved one. He'd lost his teenage daughter in a horrible accident. And while he grieved heavily at the time, after the memorial service he never mentioned her. To . . .
Love by itself is more than enough. No fancy gee-gaws, no big proclamations, just that warm feeling of being there for another, those thoughtful words, a loving touch. A warm hug. Love. We love to receive it and yes, many of us love to give it. It really does give our lives meaning. In this world . . .
The key to contentment is as easy as that. Some of us struggle with it, but it's really not as hard as we make it. It's, well....Simple. It's as simple as setting limits for what you allow in your life. Sharpen your pencil and make list. What's in your life? People, things, stuff, jobs, activities. . . .
Our world is crying out for compassion. Can you hear it? What would happen if compassion began with us, I wonder? Would it make a difference? I think it would. Compassion is like a bright sun, lighting up the worlds around us. So when I found this Compassion exercise in an Avatar brochure, . . .
When we enter the social media jungle we'll find assumptions. And at least a little judgment and sometimes quite a lot. After all, many social media friends don't have more than a superficial friendship with us, right? They don't really KNOW us. Well, maybe. Sometimes they know us way too well. . . .
Happiness isn't as elusive as some would lead us to believe. It's actually pretty simple. Take time every day to enjoy the simplest pleasure of life. A bowl of fresh fruit in a pretty bowl with a real napkin, for example. Eaten outside on your patio or overlooking your garden. Oh I know, you've . . .
Like me, many of you are taking a hard look at yourself and your own biases. If nothing else, that's what the awful political situation in the country has done for us. I can't shake this thought: Suppose on the morning of her death, someone had asked Heather Heyer, "At the march today, you're going . . .
After you've read some helpful and serious posts. I have a treat for you. The last post takes us back visually to the 1960s and it should bring back memories. Boy, I can totally relate to this: The constant bombardment of 24/7 news, especially since the ascension of the current President of the . . .
Have you ever used a spiralizer? My friend, Gregory Ciurczak, is a foodie--and also, like me, a carb lover. But now that he's found the spiralizer, he's got a new outlook and has the blog today with his post, Oodles of Zoodles. by Gregory Ciurczak Last month I came upon a nutritional blog post . . .