• Knowing Ourselves

    My mother embroidered and framed a picture that said, “Know Thyself.” We couldn’t leave our house without...

  • Impermanence

    I’ve thought a lot about our impermanence. While some could think that’s a bit morbid, to me...

  • Trusting Trusting

    Trust or lack of it largely comes from our sense of self. Our trust of others is...

  • 5 Words

    Want a more peaceful life? Memorize these five simple words and really internalize them: It is not...

  • Duality Thinking

    When we start to think in opposites, it’s helpful to try to recognize we are in opinion...

  • Aging to Be

    Growing up we’re largely divided into the Peter Pans who never want to grow up or those...

  • Rebirthing Our Senses

    Imagine an 18 month old child. Imagine you’re in charge of watching them. Imagine how many times...

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia is the sentimental longing or wishful affection for the past, typically for a period or place...

  • 3 Steps to Greatness

    If we want to take charge of our lives, we all need to keep honing our personalities,...

  • Turn the Page

    Whether it’s Bob Seger’s original song or Metallica’s cover, whenever “Turn the Page” comes on the radio,...

  • Construction Projects

    We are all ongoing emotional and physical construction projects. We benefit from assessing where we’ve built walls,...

  • Clues

    What we resist within ourselves, whatever we feel defensive about, the things that are really annoying to...

  • Impermanence of Weakness

    It is a waste of finite time to get upset about anything we may perceive as our...

  • Appreciation

    I appreciate (in no particular order) for: Freedom. Health. Our minds. Parents. Children. Brothers. Sisters. Family. Friends....

  • Questioning Conversations

    Having teenage children in my late 50s has challenged me to try entirely new forms of communication....

  • Determined

    Have you ever had something happen that completely infuriated you? You know, something that really knocked you...

  • Telling It Like It Is

    None of us really likes to be told what to do. We like to think for ourselves...

  • The Best Gift

    Laughter is a gift everyone should open. PS:  The ONLY way you can be assured of seeing...