The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. ~Maya Angelou When Dr. Angelou used this metaphor all those years ago to represent the racism and oppression of her people, we . . .
How hard is it to find a peaceful life? Maybe not as hard as it seems. It's not necessary to watch the news every day. Or read it. Or respond to it if we do read it. Not every nasty comment on social media must be responded to. When someone calls a politician we know and do not love a bad name, . . .
The other day a mom sent me photographs of her daughter, who is no longer in this life. Immediately, I saw what a bright light she was. And still is. It's hard to dim the light within, even after death. It shines on and lights the way for those of us left behind. So if you're grieving a loss, try . . .
In the wake of the latest sexual harassment scandal, this one targeting Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, many women on Facebook (including me) posted this: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too." as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of . . .
Kids are watching. Maybe they aren't listening, but that are watching. What you teach reaches them by what you do. Do you teach love? Do you teach acceptance of others' differences? Do you teach judgment, that your way is the only way? Do you make fun of others? Do you call names? Do you bait . . .
I am thrilled beyond belief that Sue over at SizzlingTowardsSixty gave a rave review to A Healing Spirit's Healing Gift Package-large size. But even better: her friend who received the gift from her also gave it high marks. That's where the rubber meets the road--that it's helpful to . . .
People on social media can be cruel. But they can also be generous and inspirational. They can start a generosity revolution. Such was the case with a group of women I don't know in person but do know on Facebook through their politics --and also, through their kind hearts. Not the first time I've . . .
When you're looking for any kind of inspiration, you need go further than yourself. That's what my friend, blogger Jennifer Rochette Koshak believes and she shares some inspiration with us today: The Universe is Not Outside By Jennifer Rochette Koshak of UnfoldandBegin.com Did you ever sit down to . . .
People don't all have to think like I do or believe as I do. If I've learned one thing in life it's that everyone has their own path and their journey is their own. But there's one thing I wish were more prevalent than it is, and that is an open mind--open to possibilities even if they seem . . .
Everyone misses deadlines. Everyone. Well, ok, I don't. Not usually. But most other people? It's human. Oh, you're wondering why I don't. Maybe it's because I went to journalism school and there we learned the importance of deadlines. I took that seriously. But if you're starting a new venture, . . .