Texting is impersonal. Don't you think? Really, it's best for a quick check in or making arrangements to meet and not for personal messages. It is never a substitute for a personal telephone call if something significant has happened. BIRTHDAY TEXTS are only a half step above Facebook birthday . . .
Children of Neptune by Lisa G. Froman for the children of Parkland The children, see how they are growing, palms in air, atoning. They are arising. Neptune’s offsprings, they water our lawns with tears and carry our conscience in their levis. Not far from the mother’s breast, they dream of . . .
I'm not very disciplined. Well, let me take that back. I'm not very self-disciplined about SOME things. Self-discipline is very inconsistent. I don't always meditate, although I want to establish a regular practice. I don't always eat right, although I want the benefits of a great diet. I've . . .
I'm reminded of the old term for newspapers: fishwrappers. The term was used with contempt and implied that wrapping fish was the best use for a newspaper. After all, news has always had a short time span, easily replaced by the next news. Hardly anyone reads newspapers today and if they do, its an . . .
Pack light? Not hardly! I felt extremely stupid the year I brought two gigantic suitcases to Europe and had to wrestle them up long staircases by myself. I was, in a word, clueless. I wanted to prepare for any eventuality, and I did. I had outfits for every occasion and I do mean EVERY occasion. . . .
It's a big deal: I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary of my business, A Healing Spirit. And to celebrate, I'm offering four giveaways. If you're a U.S. resident and win, you get a cosmetic bag of brand-name goodies and maybe even a little crystal or piece of jewelry. If you are an . . .
No surprise here: Laura Lee Carter over at Adventures of the NEW Old Farts has been wondering how common cannabis use is among Boomers, and how that changes as we age. Here are some answers she came up with through Internet research. Rebecca Olkowski of BabyBoomster.com reinvented herself as a . . .
How true this is. There's nothing better than knowing why we're here. Our life purpose. Why? Because it gives meaning to our lives. Perspective for the bad times and the good, both. The day I realized mine changed my life. I didn't set out to find my life purpose, the reason for this incarnation. . . .
"I'm just so busy!" Whether it's working moms trying to juggle their kids' activities and household duties or retirees with a hundred things going on at once, we're all "just so busy!" Part of it is that we live in a world where instant response--leading to instant stress-- is the norm. After all, . . .
My phone pinged in with a text the other morning as I was looking out at the sunshine at Half Moon Bay (Calif.) It was gay husband, sending me this 30-year old photo. It was taken at the end of the Aris Project training I did in 1989 to prepare to be an emotional support volunteer for people with . . .