All posts filed under: Living Well

Guilt Lets Us Do It Again

The summer that I was nine, I begged my parents to let me attend our church’s residential camp. The requirement for a discounted rate was to read The New Testament by a certain date, so I committed to do it. I procrastinated for weeks and […]

33 Tips For Achieving What We Want

We get what we want by focusing on what and why, rather than how and when. That means giving our attention to what we want and how we’ll feel when it comes, rather than the lack of it and how we should struggle to change […]

How Can We Help?

The immediacy and relevancy of the vast amount of information coming at us now has made desk chair activists out of many of us. We feel a need to do something. So we often protest things by detailing what’s wrong and what’s not working and […]

I Woke Up On Patmos One Morning

On a trip to Greece, my husband and I island-hopped, which means arriving without a reservation for a place to stay, with just a small backpack and one other set of clothes. And using ferries to travel between the islands, where entrepreneur-ish elderly women are […]

25 Fast Facts About Prosperity

  Prosperity is not how much money we have, or what we’re wearing or driving, or how expensive our zip code is. Money and success are the results of prosperity, but they don’t determine it. What we believe about our deservability, and what we tell […]

How To Be A Hero

Joseph Campbell gave us a valuable description of the metaphorical hero’s journey. He said that we’ll first hear a calling, and we’ll always have a choice whether to surrender to it. There will be a threshold to cross, which will require unconditional commitment and separation […]

Diversity Is A Good Thing

Friends of mine lived near Ground Zero and were never able to sleep in their apartment again. As a bicultural couple, they had the option to relocate anywhere in America or Europe. As a gay couple, they were more selective. Where did they end up? […]

The Best Gift

My mom provided me a rich spiritual upbringing. She studied with the Rosicrucian Order, was a member of Unity and the Edgar Cayce Foundation, and regularly had psychics over for séances – while at the same time, she made sure that our family went to […]

Gifting And Getting Feedback

I was sitting in the yard one day when my seven-year-old son came out of the house and sat down beside me. I kept looking at his face, thinking that something looked different. Then I realized he’d just shaved his eyebrows off. And I was […]

Perceptions!

How do we bring out the best in people? By keeping our perceptions of them positive, knowing that they’ll become whatever we decide to see.