All posts filed under: Living Well

When Our Parents Trespass Against Us

A Mother is supposed to be a safe haven, where we’re assured love, acceptance and understanding. She’s a source of wisdom and gentle guidance, without investment in whether we follow along. She’s the one we come home to. A Father is supposed to be a protector and […]

Getting Our Karma To Work For Us

The popularized idea of karma is that it’s the natural consequence of doing something wrong, some kind of cosmic payback. But really, it’s the process of setting a cause in motion that produces an effect. So how can we identify karma in our daily lives? […]

The Appeal Of Vincent Van Gogh

A new film about Vincent van Gogh just opened in America, called Loving Vincent. Its creators, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, gathered 115 artists to paint 65,000 oil canvases, which comprise a painted animation of Vincent’s life. A few years ago, a friend of mine […]

Making Things Happen

When I became a single parent, my three sons and I moved into a temporary rental that turned out to be infested with mice. And everyone involved told me that there was no way to get rid of them, because everything had been tried. It […]

Who’s Dominating Your Encounters?

Whatever we focus on expands for us, because we feed it with our attention. So whether we’re thinking and talking about what we want, or what we don’t want, it will get bigger. It’s as if we’re watering seeds and giving them life. One of […]

Who’s Training Your Expectation?

People comprise endless possibilities. And whatever we see in them is a reflection of what’s active in us concerning them. So it helps to understand where we’re coming from, in our behavior toward others. Are we reacting from autopilot, based on expectations people have trained […]

How I Went From A Valiant To A Jeep

As a new single parent, I had to quickly get a car. My first choice was a soft-top Jeep Wrangler, because the family car I’d learned to drive on was a Wrangler and it was so much fun. Instead, I ended up with a ’68 […]

3 Steps To A Better Future

Sometimes, it seems like everything always goes wrong. And if that’s the case, we’ve probably been practicing unsupportive thought patterns so long that we’ve created a norm for ourselves that isn’t likely to result in another type of experience. If we make an effort to manage […]

Intuitive Intelligence

When my stepdaughter was ten, she walked into a local restaurant and asked the Greek owner if he would sell her an over-sized wooden rosary that he’d brought from his homeland and hung behind the sales register. She knew I’d seen it and liked it, […]

10 Things Good Communicators Do Well

1. They maintain their integrity. That means knowing what their true intention is, and saying and doing that instead of something else. My husband, Ron, was an altar boy from age seven to seventeen. Toward the end, he felt disheartened that so many churchgoers seemed […]

What Inspires Our Emotions?

One of my friends lost out on a promotion at work and felt betrayed by his company. And from that point on, he made sure to include a hint of his feeling of betrayal in every internal company message. He didn’t want anyone to not […]