From Anger to Compassion

Anger to Compassion

Moving from anger to compassion requires a great deal of practice.

I had the chance to connect with a former acquaintance today in my acupuncturist’s office. We talked about the loss of his wife, Catherine. Bob was with her when she died.

Catherine passed from a heart attack, precipitated by obesity and . . . → Read More: From Anger to Compassion

Recapturing Your Childhood

Recapturing Your Childhood

How you ever wished you could go back to your childhood? Children are free to explore and have fun. They don’t have bills to pay, food to cook, or groceries to buy. Adult lives are crammed with schedules, deadlines, and work obligations. Children can whittle away time as though it were an . . . → Read More: Recapturing Your Childhood

Creating a Symphony of Love

Story: For the Love of Music

Learn how to create a symphony of love. There was a musician who loved to compose beautiful music. Each day he would sit down at his piano and work until his music reflected the beauty he heard in his mind. Each year he entered his compositions in a local . . . → Read More: Creating a Symphony of Love

The Gift of Love

Love: A new Beginning

The root of  new beginnings is love I love all people and all people love me.  How often do we sweep the rug of security out from under by clutching anger, resentment, and anguish? How often do we refuse to allow new beginnings to heal us? How often do we refuse . . . → Read More: New Beginnings: Love

Success Secret: Write Down Your Goals

Success Secret

New Year’s Resolution number one: Make a list of goals for the new year. Perhaps your goals can fall into a group of categories.

1. Financial: How much money do you want to make this year? And how do you plan to add to your finances? Financial goals are important. There are over . . . → Read More: Success Secret: Write Down Your Goals

Seven Steps to Achieving Success

Achieving Success What are your goals for 2016? What do you want to achieve? Do you want to learn a musical instrument? Do you want to lose ten pounds? Do you want to find a mate? Check out my seven steps to reaching your goals and achieving success.

1. Write your goals down. Be sure . . . → Read More: Seven Steps to Achieving Success

A Positive Attitude Will Always Triumph

Positive Attitude:

Just  as light will always overcome darkness, a positive attitude will always triumph over depression.

I recently spent three days in Phoenix, Arizona with a dear friend of mine, Rosemary Banayat Bennett. We had some time to reflect on the state of the world and to reminisce about family life. Rosemary recalled some . . . → Read More: A Positive Attitude Will Always Triumph

Thanksgiving for Finances

Thanksgiving for Finances Take some time this month to experience gratitude for finances. 

Suze Orman: True generosity is an offering, given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.

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Story: J.D. Rawlings was at the pit of despair when she . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving for Finances

Thanksgiving for Friends

Thanksgiving for Friends  

Octavia Butler Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. Take time to extend . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving for Friends

Thanksgiving for family

 Thanksgiving for family November: A month of Thanksgiving: Week One: Thanksgiving for family:

Story: I have several wonderful student families. A few months after I started teaching Beth and Robert, their parents invited me to their home to share dinner with them. They have a heartwarming family tradition. Each night the parents read a Bible . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving for family