Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies
Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge / Empathy / Fear / Lessons From the Rose Garden SERIES / Sorting it Out / We Are Connected

Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies

Bullies have appeared in great number recently. Gang-like, they infiltrate, taking more than their share. But they are here for a reason: Through our actions, we’ve invited them into our personal space. Unknowingly, we’ve fed them exactly what they’ve wanted most, and we are paying the price for it. I happen to be talking about … Continue reading

Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray
Acceptance / Adaptability / Attachment / Authenticity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Facing Reality / Fear / Positive Self-Image

Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray

I’m going gray. Actually, I’ve been going gray for almost 10 years now. I’m only recently ready to come to grips with that fact enough to truly accept it, to accept that this is who I am. What’s been keeping me from the truth? Vanity? Yes. But what’s underneath that vanity? A need to be … Continue reading

Trump, Hillary, Fear Of and Hope For the Homeless in a Walmart Parking Lot
Adversity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Facing Reality / Fear / Gratitude / Love / Relationships / We Are Connected

Trump, Hillary, Fear Of and Hope For the Homeless in a Walmart Parking Lot

I sit here alone in a Walmart parking lot, somewhere between where I started and where I’m going. My partner and I were on our way from Arizona to California when our camping trailer suffered a broken axle. We are stranded here as long as it takes to fix it, which so far is almost … Continue reading

Fortune Cookie Wisdom No. 1: The Panda Speaks, and I Listen
Adversity / Challenge / Change / Doubt / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Fear / FORTUNE COOKIE WISDOM

Fortune Cookie Wisdom No. 1: The Panda Speaks, and I Listen

“YOU ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.”– Panda Express / Panda Inn Comforting words to read while I’m fairly uncertain about the direction I’m heading. It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night in Southern California. We’d been packing a 26-foot moving truck for two days. We’d thought it would take one day. How naive. We’d … Continue reading

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Fear / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob

More than once in a while, I am reminded my personal catastrophes are not so catastrophic. More than once in a while, I am reminded of my friends who died young and can’t weigh in their thoughts on my so-called problems. More than once in a while, I pay these friends my respects and give … Continue reading