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sunbeams

I know a girl from whose body sunbeams rose to the clouds as if they’d fallen from the sun. Her laugh was like a bangle of bells. “Your hair is wet,” I told her one day, “Did you take a bath?” “It is dew!” She laughed. “I’ve been lying in the grass.  All morning long, more »

Unite- Charles Chaplin, a silent, great orator. Wow.

“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, more »

The Happiness Bank ( Reserves of Emotional Resilience)

The Happiness Bank-(Emotional Resilience Reserves) Money is a loaded subject for most people, filled with past and future associations, both positive and negative. For this reason, a big jar of change on your kitchen counter can have different effects on different people. For some family members, it’s a boost, reminding them that there is always more »

One way to Help you Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions (Start off Strong: What did you do RIGHT last year?)

  How are you today? Do you think you spent too much holiday time on social media? Do you wish you spent, ate, drank, or indulged less? Did you blow your good exercise habits, or lose your temper with a loved one? The end of the year and the holiday season leaves many of us more »

Action is the Magic Word ( really!)

Hi beautiful friends. On New Years Day, lots of us feel a little overwhelmed, unsure of what’s next, and highly doubtful that we can ever really change our lives. This common feeling of overwhelm along with the idea that resolutions never work, is not an indicator that you have too much to do or that more »

Detachment and Responsibility: Free Gifts for All of Us

For me, the word detachment has the same cold feeling as the word rejection. But my practice has taught me that detachment is actually a loving, warm, and generous act. Detachment is not turning our back on someone and saying ” I don’t care about you.” It’s not rolling our eyes as we say “I more »

How to Stop Fear from Stopping You ( It’s not you, it’s your brain!)

Do you feel stuck in an area (or two) of your life? Rest assured.  You are NOT alone.  Most people don’t follow through on their intentions to change.  (According to Forbes, only 8% of us follow through on our New Years Resolutions.) Most of us have given up altogether, resigned to doing our best without more »

Imagine

“Imagine all the people, living life in peace.” Thank you God, for John Lennon. He died 35 yeas ago today, and I appreciate his life and his contribution more than words can say. #bringonthepeace

Hot Pretzels, Fireball Shots, and Big Faith ( Food Accountability Groups)

Two years ago, I was invited to join 3 other women in a texting group for food and exercise. It seemed overwhelming to me, but I was really struggling with my eating habits and I thought I would give it a try. This is the first text I received: “A big bite of sausage, a more »

Stop gossiping (love you, and your neighbor)

“I don’t know if I am becoming enlightened, but I am very happy anyway. I am getting better and better at loving-kindness!” – Venerable Bhante Sujatha, Buddhist monk For me, love your neighbor as yourself is not a commandment; it is just the truth. I believe that we love our neighbor (or anything or anyone) more »

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