Poverty. . .Is It All In Your Mind?

It has been said that he who is grateful never knows poverty.  Yet we often think we are poor – financially, spiritual, socially, on an educational level or in terms of skills.  We think we don’t have the tools we … Continue reading

Time Marches On

I remember how topaz blue that morning was, the crispness of the air and the smell of fall as I walked that morning. As I returned back home, my neighbor came outside, handed me a cup of coffee and told … Continue reading

Walking Wounded

When I was at lunch today, I had the honor of speaking with 2 Vietnam veterans who were sitting at the counter. I thanked them for their service and one of them – George C – told me that he … Continue reading

The Long, Low Road

My “Instant Happy” Happiness Tool

How many self-help books have you purchased over the years?  How many audiobooks, meditation CDs and products have you tried to make your life happier, more successful or wise?   How much money have you spent looking for magic dust – … Continue reading

You Don’t Need A Stinking Pedigree!

Fraud.  Merriam Webster dictionary defines fraud as a : a person who is not what he or she pretends to be : impostor; also : one who defrauds : cheat or b : one that is not what it seems … Continue reading

You Have A Fan!!

Magnificent One, I’ve been watching you over the past few years and I am enchanted by your beauty, grace under fire, intelligence, kindness and creativity. Your light shines brighter than the stars and touches everyone you meet.  The way you … Continue reading

The Value of Starting Over

It is the beginning of a new year and often new goals and dreams launched, mistakes assessed and a changing of course often occurs.  Maybe you sit down to write a resolution:  I will leave the carbs alone, I will … Continue reading

The Witch Hunting of the Mentally Ill

Like many others, I have been processing the events of Sandy Hook on many different levels.  There are many thoughts and emotions involved when something so incomprehensible occurs. I process events such as these on many levels: 1.  As a … Continue reading

Under The Microscope – Tragedy and Mental Illness

So much sorrow and many, many thoughts and emotions as I process the latest mass shooting.  While it is early in the reporting, the implications of mental illness are very much on my mind. My students and I discussed this … Continue reading