Whose Rules? – Part 1

Whose Rules? – Part 1

Many years ago, I saw a poster which began: “With all your heart, say out loud, I want to live a happy life.  Listen to what you just said.”  I read each subsequent phrase to the end, which said: “Take chances.  Be real.”   Then, I cried. In that moment, I knew. ...
Say What?

Say What?

Remember the old playground chant: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”?  Some of us said this in reply to a taunt or tease we didn’t want to allow into our minds.  Sometimes we shouted it, as if the volume could drown the violent...
Spring Forward

Spring Forward

This past Sunday, most of us in the United States turned our clocks forward. Some of us enjoy this change; others, not so much. Either way, in autumn, we’ll turn the clocks back. Yet, our forward motion isn’t predicated on the seasons; it’s predicated on our choices....
Whose Rules? – Part 1

Still Within

These days, with so many radar systems, channels and apps at hand, we can track changes in weather 24-7. Yet, with all that information, we still can’t control where the winds may blow or when the rains and snows may fall. Neither can we always predict the kinds of...
Be Your Own Guru – Part 3

Be Your Own Guru – Part 3

When I taught high school English, I had a poster centered above the blackboard which said: “Listen and Silent are spelled with the same letters.” I wish I had a dollar for every student throughout my teaching career who said, “Really. Wow!” To listen, we first need...
Be Your Own Guru – Part 2

Be Your Own Guru – Part 2

To begin nurturing our inner guru, we recognize that all people possess the innate wisdom and understanding to discern how best to live their lives. As Dr. H. Emilie Cady, a holistic pioneer and New Thought Christian writer and teacher noted in Lessons in Truth (2003...