The Buddhists can be a little grim. I don't subscribe completely to their view of life. But I did see this beautiful quote about grief that anyone who has felt the emotion will appreciate. "If grief is deep and imponderable, it is because love is deep and imponderable, too. The world presents us . . .
I've done some pretty cringe-worthy things in my life. I still do some. I can be short and snappy and not so nice. No, I'm not going to pretend I'm holier-than-thou because I'm not. I can be as petty as anyone else. Sure, I catch myself afterwards and shake my head. "A work in progress," I think to . . .
This can be a very hard lesson, indeed. Because many times we're driven by what people think of us. Even if we're not conscious of it. People see us through their own filters: their likes, dislikes, insecurities, talents--all of it. Some try to manipulate how people see them. Look at some of the . . .
Don't you love being kind to others? Brightening their day, even if it means just a quick call, a thoughtful gesture, a sweet compliment? Opportunities to do something kind and thoughtful are all around us. Some don't take much effort at all, such as a supportive word or two when someone needs it. . . .
There is always a story. No one makes a big life leap without some sort of catalyst. These things aren't casual decisions. A professional woman I met at a networking event sent me an email last month that went something like this: I took a look at your website and while it was full of facts, there . . .
It's a helpless feeling to be far away from someone we love when they suffer a loss. (I know this only too well.) When you can't reach out in person with a hug or some other thoughtful gesture, let us help. A Healing Spirit now offers graceful, supportive condolence gift packages that we can send on . . .
I knew it was a bad time to see the documentary. I knew I'd cry. And yet, I had to watch it. Maybe, like me, you know the broad outlines of the story of Joey and Rory Feek, country music performers who, shortly after they had their beloved daughter, Indiana, discovered Joey had cervical cancer. . . .
Today I'm just going to gift you with a few moments of serenity by sharing a lovely piece of music and photographs of one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Take a break in your busy day to listen and just breathe. Seeking Serenity Nicholas Gunn Journey to Yellowstone. . . .
It’s that time—Boomer bloggers sharing their latest happenings. Happenings. That’s a Boomer word, right? A major benefit of being retired is the time to travel. On the other hand seniors are acutely aware of their finite cash reserves, and therefore are always interested in a bargain. The National . . .
You’re strong. You’re powerful. You’ve Got This. Maybe you’re facing a tough health challenge. Maybe you've lost someone dear. Sometimes, there’s no telling what the fates have in store for us. We can buckle under the burden or we can rise to the challenge. We always have a choice. I want to . . .