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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One thing I love about summer is our family vacation. For me… it doesn’t get any better than this. I’m not sure how many summers we’ll continue this tradition, but for now, our six kids, their families, as well as a boyfriend or two, fill up a large Florida vacation home for a week of […]
Consider the following: • Children at play • A teenager… or the young at heart, jamming at a rock concert • A fan at a sporting event • A couple holding hands, walking down the beach, enjoying a full moon • Mother Teresa helping the poor and destitute • An athlete running a marathon • […]