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AUTHENITCITY

I was struck by something that I haven’t been able to get out of my head recently. I young woman I know, she’s a young teen, is always...

REASON

We’ve all heard it before. We’ve probably all even said it before. “Everything happens for a reason.” I want to take a moment and call...

NO IS NOT NO

“I always take ‘no’ as an absolute maybe.” This quote was one of the first things Teri Turner, cookbook author and all around lover of...

IS BEAUTY A CHOICE?

I was sitting in a friend’s apartment in New York City spending a little time reflecting on my travels. The previous day had been a...

THE OTHER MOTHER

Mother’s Day. This day every year fills me with so much gratitude, to the point of tears. But also, I often feel sort of melancholy on...

TRAVEL VIGNETTE

The Gesture of Shared Food Food is powerful. Food not only has the power to nourish our bodies, and fuel us. It also has the power to...

HANDICAP TAG

I possess a superpower. Not really, but I have an odd ability to make orchids bloom many times. Some people really do believe that is a...

BREATHING

Take a deep breath, let it out. Take another deep breath. Let it out. How many hundreds of times have I done this, consciously? Breathing...

SHIFTING SANDS

Several years ago, I was traveling in Asia, hiking and taking in the culture. I was in Tibet, heading for a town and some hiking at...

PERSPECTIVE SHIFT

How many of us have screamed at someone in traffic, been impatient in a check-out line, or in a security line at an airport or other...

WHAT NOT TO DO?

This morning I stumbled across a Steve Jobs quote. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” We encounter the...

NAMASTE, AMEN.

When I first started writing on the topic of empathy and non-judgement, a story came to mind. Several years ago I was teaching a group of...

WRINKLES!

Something funny happened yesterday. I have been working to provide perspective and help us all focus on meeting people where they are,...

THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

Doubt. It’s not a comfortable feeling. Uncertainty, lack of conviction, even fear can be associated with doubt. So, what is the meant by...

SIGNATURE LINE GOALS

“Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.”--Phil Jackson This quote has been the signature line on my email for many years. I...