Thank You

The mosquitoes buzzed fiercely in the Italian mid-summer air. The stage lights ran hot against my face as I watched the animator fiddle with the laptop. The music began with the classic keyboard melody and the first words slid across the screen. “How ’bout getting […]

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To See the Light Again

Some days just can’t be helped. No matter how hard we try, bad days come. The good news is they go again too. Yesterday must have been the worst day I’ve had in a really long time. Sages say to live as if this day […]

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The Journey’s Way

Plans are a wonderful point of orientation, but like any roadmap, they change over time. New roads are added. Old ones turn to dust. Anyone with an outdated navigation system will tell you not all roads lead to Rome. Sometimes they take you down dead ends […]

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The Curative Nature of Kindness

“You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you’ll find — you’re never sorry you were kind.” — Herbert V. Prochnow Kindness has its own special […]

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The Floodgates of Gratitude

Gratitude makes us happier. So how can we get more grateful to get more happiness? Here’s how it works: joy and gratitude are related. The more grateful you are, the more joyful you become. And because you are joyful, you increase your level of gratitude […]

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A Measure of Strength

Being ill can bring you down and make you wonder if you will ever feel good again. It is in those moments when gratitude sets in for the times you did feel good. I am certainly not an advocate for feeling sick, but there are […]

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Your Life’s Inventory

There is nothing more powerful than cleaning house. And I mean really digging down deep into those closets and drawers. Taking inventory of your belongings is a lot like taking inventory of your life. What do you need? What can you cast aside? Treading lightly […]

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