Need a Personal Mentor? Just Listen.

Need a Personal Mentor? Just Listen.

Let your conscience be your guide…. a sound piece of advice immortalized by Walt Disney’s Jiminy Cricket, used in mentoring his good friend, Pinocchio. What a clever way of teaching children right from wrong. The man was brilliant on so many levels. Conscience according to Webster: The part of your mind that makes you aware […]

What I've Learned From Having Malignant Melanoma... Twice.

What I’ve Learned From Having Malignant Melanoma… Twice.

  I finally went to the dermatologist to have a skin tag removed from my leg, something I’d been putting off for several years. While I was there, I went ahead and had a full body mole check as well… a standard procedure which looks for early signs of skin cancer. In doing so, the […]

If you smoke to relax…  read this slowly… twice

If you smoke to relax… read this slowly… twice

If you believe you smoke to relax, but would still love to quit…this posting is for you. In order to successfully quit smoking, you must first understand the forces you’re up against. There are two of these little demons…they go by the names addiction and habit. Surprisingly, dealing with the nicotine addiction is the easy […]

What If You Could Write a Letter To Your Younger Self?

What If You Could Write a Letter To Your Younger Self?

This is a letter written by me, to my younger self, in the event we discover the technology to go back in time. You never know. Dear Billy, Do not, under any circumstances, read this letter until you’re at least 16 years of age. As I am composing this letter, I am 61 years old, […]

Me 17 years old

A Few Shots From The Heart

There’s not a thing I write which you don’t already know… it’s all born out of good old common sense. Yes, it’s that intangible one that holds the other five together. For me, it comes into focus when I consciously relax in a quiet moment to just simply… listen. My life, like yours, is intense […]

It Feels Good To Be Happy.

It Feels Good To Be Happy.

Which statement rings truer for you? 1) Feeling good makes me happy. 2) Being happy makes me feel good. At first glance, I felt the two were reciprocal, but after thinking it through, I discovered a missing link. When I’m feeling good, happiness abounds… joy arises in everything I see and do. Many everyday problems […]

Smoke To Relax? I Have Some News For You.

Smoke To Relax? I Have Some News For You.

When I was 25 years old, I was a two pack a day smoker, and had been, for better than a decade.  Among other reasons, I would smoke to relax. Each time I thought about quitting, I was reminded of how wonderful and relaxed I felt lighting up… especially after a big meal, or while […]