Happy Mothers Day to all the moms, or those who play that role for others, even if they aren’t technically related. I finished the novel Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles, last night (and really enjoyed it––it felt a little like a really good murder mystery combined with Pat Conroy-esque dysfunctional, combative Southern families full of … More Love for the Mamas!
What would you do if you found out you had inoperable cancer and only had a few months to live? Would you commit to a heavy regimen of chemotherapy and medical treatment? Would you work with a naturapath to transform your diet? Would you continue your tradition of starting off the day by eating two … More Book Review: 100 Days of Happiness
I started today as I usually do, with a two-mile meditative walk through our local peaceful and beautiful park-like cemetery. And as has been the case for the past several days, my mind and my heart were reflecting on the sad events at Charlottesville this weekend and the international fall-out of our personal, collective, and … More Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy
In North Carolina, today is the first official day of summer, the months I think of as the season of exuberance, based on Yoko Ono’s poem, “Season of Glass.” SEASON OF GLASS spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence winter passes … More Welcome to the Season of Exuberance
I had a glorious weekend the past couple of days. How about you? For me, it wasn’t just that the weather was ideal and my community is alive with all the signs of spring–birds singing, colorful blossoms in the sky and on the ground, that special spring green color of brand-new leaves, or the people […]
This was a great weekend for me. While the backdrop nationally was President Trump’s inauguration and the peaceful protests for the rights of women, minorities, and the poor, my focus was a little more personal. Friday and Sunday nights we had parties (YAY!) where my son invited over his friends for dinner, games, art or music … More Mopping with Joy
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day! I love this holiday, not only because it is a day honoring a man of peace, justice, and spirit, but because we haven’t managed to turn it into a day of spending, eating, and drinking. Instead, it is a day of service and of reflection. As I mentioned … More Dr. King’s Blueprint for Life
If you could get coaching from anyone in the world about how to create joy in our current stress-filled world, who would you choose?
I’ll give you a moment to think about it….
… More The Book of Joy