Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office
BASIC NEEDS series / Empathy / Love / We Are Connected

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office

It’s been a tough year, an emotionally heavy year. I’ve seen the worst in people this year–the absolute worst–and I’m unsettled with what I’ve seen. But SPRING is here, and I’m inspired once again by the first flowers of the season. They remind me of the promise of rebirth and hope, enough that I’m starting … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS:  Authenticity–Know Thyself (The Oscars & Fool’s Gold)
Authenticity / BASIC NEEDS series / Empathy / Moving On / Staying Positive

BASIC NEEDS: Authenticity–Know Thyself (The Oscars & Fool’s Gold)

Early last week, I wrote a blog post about authenticity as part of my BASIC NEEDS series, only to have gotten a very negative review almost immediately afterwards. I took a whole different approach to writing it vs. the other posts of my series thus far on BASIC NEEDS. I was looking forward to writing … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)
BASIC NEEDS series / Challenge / Gratitude / Love / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / Staying Positive

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)

Driving in and out of my neighborhood, I’m humbled by what I get to see each day. High atop a hill, about a dozen horses of varying color and size routinely graze on the green grasses California only sees off season. The hills around here aren’t that tall. They spread uniformly across the horizon like … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Empathy (We’re All Connected or Have We Forgotten?)
BASIC NEEDS series / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Relationships / We Are Connected

BASIC NEEDS: Empathy (We’re All Connected or Have We Forgotten?)

——————————————————————– This is the 3rd in a series of postings sharing my thoughts and experiences on the topic of basic needs of humans and the feelings we have when those needs are and are not being met. The opening post in the series is “BASIC NEEDS Being Met? Feelings are the Signal”  You may want … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Appreciation (Use It or Lose It)
BASIC NEEDS series / Gratitude / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / We Are Connected

BASIC NEEDS: Appreciation (Use It or Lose It)

——————————————————————– This is the 2nd in a series of postings sharing my thoughts and experiences on the topic of basic needs of humans and the feelings we have when those needs are and are not being met. The opening post in the series is “BASIC NEEDS Being Met? Feelings are the Signal”  You may want … Continue reading