Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Change / Changing my ways / Creativity / Escapism / Fear / Playing in the Mud / Staying Positive

Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely

  So many of us ache for a life of creativity. We’re convinced lots of people have magic access to it and we’re just the unlucky losers that burped at the wrong time at birth and missed out on the special formula for personal satisfaction and success. When we think that way, we’re in an … 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

Santa Ana Winds Blow My Mind – Fear
Adaptability / Challenge / Fear / Flashbacks / Love / Relationships

Santa Ana Winds Blow My Mind – Fear

_______________________________________________________ NOTE: I wrote this three days ago; since then we had a 3.9 earthquake. _______________________________________________________ The Santa Ana winds arrived here yesterday in Southern California and with it general mayhem. The evening newscasters report fires and blackouts already, and it is only day one of a projected four-day visit by Ana. The warm winds … Continue reading