Rethinking Words We Use to Judge Ourselves

Posted on December 3, 2015 By

It was suggested to me that I make a list of words that were used to judge me as an earlier person – that is, while I was still a puppet moving as others directed me to. Fickle came to mind (according to Google: changing frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties, interests, or affection), because…

What If: Part 2

Posted on November 29, 2015 By

On one weekend, unusually high winds in Norway generated 140% of the energy it needed, allowing the country to send the excess along to Germany, Norway, and Sweden. Why haven’t we invested more in this renewable resource? Better than staying locked into fuel sources that are dangerous to mine and ravage the land. In Sweden,…

Peace in the Mall Parking Lot

Posted on November 22, 2015 By

I had a mini love fest with a Muslim woman today; in the crowded mall parking lot, I signaled to her that I was going to be moving my car, which she was about to pass. She backed up, I pulled out, and looking over my shoulder I saw her wave me thanks. Sweet smile…

We’re All Basically Clueless

Posted on November 17, 2015 By

Planning for a meeting, thinking there was agreement among those on my team about what we’d do and then seeing what they actually did was a good reminder that, mostly, I have no idea what’s going on in other peoples’ heads.

Hold On, it’s Gonna be a Ride

Posted on November 10, 2015 By

As I look at my life from where I am now, I wonder what my young self would say if it knew the challenges it would encounter. Feelings of failure in school systems that didn’t teach to the learning skills I had; numerous jobs that weren’t a good match, but who knew at the time…

What If?

Posted on November 7, 2015 By

Ever notice how much of American money goes to fighting what we don’t want? The War on Drugs – Thanks partly to our thinking that drug use is a crime, our incarceration rate is the highest in the world. Addicts who aren’t taught other ways to cope become repeat violators. Families are torn apart; welfare…

How to Be Who I Want to Be

Posted on November 3, 2015 By

The message in a book I’m reading is that I can’t be who I want to be by being who I am. It’s not a new message; there are variations with the same theme. I’ve been on a path to be the person I want to be for as long as I can remember. In…

A Good Life

Posted on October 31, 2015 By

Life is good when I let it be; when I remember to make more time for friends and play and doing things to take care of myself and less time for “getting everything done.”

The Law of Attraction Plus

Posted on October 27, 2015 By

We’ve read books, seen films, and watched Esther Hicks channel a group of non-physical entities called Abraham – all explaining what the Law of Attraction is, how it works, and how to use it to align with and call to us everything our hearts desire. Yes, it’s new agey, but as with many beliefs that…

Life Offers Lessons

Posted on October 23, 2015 By

Life offers lessons. Ah, life, fewer lessons, please. I want to live a fearless life, and it would be so much easier without things like cancer, and terrorists, and A Certain Political Party. I know the world doesn’t work that way. And I’m sure Buddhists would say fearlessness is not a righteous goal. Better to…