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The Offense of Being Offended

Has anyone done something to you, or said something to you, even if it was a few days ago or maybe even months, and you’re still stewing on it? Yeah, me too. Most likely we all have people in our lives that offend us. When you read through status updates on social media, it’s almost like a […]

L-O-V-E: How to make it last

L, is for the way you look, at me O, is for the only one, I see V, is very very, extraordinary, and E, is even more than anyone that you adore… Most likely you’re familiar with the jaunty 1965 Nat King Cole song. It’s been the theme music in romantic comedies and played on radio stations […]

Emotional Spring Cleaning

In some parts of the world, springtime is just around the corner. And as the weather turns warm and the sun peeks out from behind the grey, winter clouds, many of us turn our attention to spring cleaning. Something about the nesting we tend to do during a long, cold winter creates an innate desire […]

What’s In Your Jar?

Several years ago, on January 1, I was determined, despite circumstances, to somehow make the coming year one of the best. I bought a colorful jar at a local thrift shop and brought it home, cleaned it up, and placed it on a prominent shelf in our living room. Each day, if and when something positive […]

The Ins and Outs of Integrity

I tried to lie once. I had decided to take my three kids skiing, and was stressing about spending the money.  As we approached the ticket window, plodding along in ski boots and bundled in winter coats, hats, and gloves, I noticed on the sign that children under the age of five were free.  My youngest […]

The Value of Relating to Others

I sat down after finding my name inscribed in calligraphy on the place card.  It was a delightful night to be out on the town — the warm, summer breezes and city lights danced well together to create a jovial spirit for this fundraising event. Though I knew no one in attendance–yet–my plan was to turn […]

A Little Running Story

A Little Running Story Sometimes the ability to powerfully influence others, a vital competency of emotional intelligence, shows up without saying a word. Many of you know of my dark and sordid love affair with running. I go through romantic, passionate periods where I am a faithful lover then for no reason at all kick […]

Tackling Fear with Personal Power

I have this terrific fear of karaoke. It is unfounded, ungrounded, and unreasonable. “No one cares what you sound like”, they tell me. “Have a few drinks and you’ll be fine”, they reason. “No one is listening anyway”, they say in a most convincing tone.  I get it and I hear it and I agree […]

My Will or Yours?

“Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…” is how the habitually unnoticed prayer mumbles. My Will or Yours? Really? Cursed with an annoyingly endless amount of curiosity, I obsessively ponder the things of life which (and here is the curse) only leads to more questions. There might be […]

A Quote on Humility

Humility is… …filled with power to bring forth life.  The word itself comes from the Latin humus, which means fertile ground.  “Humility,” writes Anthony Bloom, “is the situation of the earth.”  In one sense humility is nothing more than staying close to the earth.  The earth Bloom reminds us, is always with us, always taken […]