You’re Invited to a Party! My Short Story Published in Chicken Soup
Creativity / Doing what you love / Playing in the Mud / Writing

You’re Invited to a Party! My Short Story Published in Chicken Soup

Hello, My Faithful Followers! My short story called “The Desk” is being debuted in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles book, AVAILABLE TOMORROW, November 1, 2016, at a book store near you! (Or online, of course! Here–> at AMAZON) I’m beyond excited about being part of the Chicken Soup for the … Continue reading

Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS #1: Everything Changes
Acceptance / Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge / Change / Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS / Moving On / Staying Positive / Transition

Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS #1: Everything Changes

[Reading Time: 2 minutes, 36 seconds] Unless you’re stagnant and still—a mere concrete block in a sea of humans—change is inevitable. Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. Situations change, for better or worse. People change, for better or worse. Even people who insist they won’t change do, in fact, change. Even those we think will … 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

Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge

Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Somewhere in my early working career, I worked as a Printed Circuit Board Designer–a highly technical and occasionally boring job where I lived in a cubicle five days a week, eight-plus hours a day. As interesting as the job was, monotony sometimes crept in, so my coworkers and I used various forms of entertainment and … Continue reading

9/11– For All That Ails Us, We Are Stronger Than We Know
Adaptability / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Self-Help

9/11– For All That Ails Us, We Are Stronger Than We Know

It is the anniversary of 9/11/2001, and the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City still loom vividly in the peripheral vision of many deeply affected by the events that day. Like floaters that block our ability to see, 9/11 continues to block the ability for some to live fully. Disasters have … Continue reading

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash
Acceptance / Adaptability / Being present / Challenge / Moving On / Nature & Hiking / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash

This is gonna be quick and dirty because, frankly, that’s how it happened: QUICK AND DIRTY! Yesterday, in an inspired decision to take the bicycles out on a hilly trail ride (despite my muscles still aching from Saturday’s 5-mile hilly hike) I was not-so-gently reminded that we all fall down.  In a case of what … Continue reading