Still Believe that “Silence is Golden”?

Speech is Silver. Silence is Golden. ~Thomas Carlyle   In 1831, when Scottish social commentator Thomas Carlyle translated these words into English, the prevailing thought in civilized society was that saying nothing was preferable to speaking. Discretion, being defined as “recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could have undesirable consequences”  has long been Read more about Still Believe that “Silence is Golden”?[…]

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

LOVE or FEAR. Spiritual masters, philosophers, and psychologists concur that all of our feelings, both positive and negative, fundamentally emanate from these two emotions. And right now, I’m sure you will agree, we are living in a time of tremendous FEAR. Fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Feeling fear, when attached to physical danger is Read more about What’s Love Got to Do With It?[…]

Can We Please Just Walk Our Talk?

  In all of our actions, we must seek to be living examples of the changes we wish to see in the world. By walking the path, we make the path visible. ~Chief Phil Lane, Jr.   Have you read the story of Becky Crabtree,  the courageous 64 year old science teacher who chained herself Read more about Can We Please Just Walk Our Talk?[…]

Have We Forgotten Who We Are?

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. ~Emma Lazarus   I know I am not alone in feeling heartbroken at the pain and devastation being inflicted on Read more about Have We Forgotten Who We Are?[…]

Where Is Our Collective Voice?

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai   These are crazy, confusing, uncertain times. The very institutions dedicated to protecting us are being systematically dismantled. We watch children as young as 18 months , ripped from the arms of their asylum seeking parents, only to be carted off to Read more about Where Is Our Collective Voice?[…]

Do You Believe in Magic?

It’s important to Remember that we all have Magic inside us. ~J.K. Rowling   When was the last time you experienced Magic? I’m not talking about the pulling-a-quarter-from-your-ear slight of hand that Uncle Bill uses to entertain at family gatherings.  Or that read-your-card trick that amuses and delights at a street fair. I’m talking about Read more about Do You Believe in Magic?[…]

How Courageous are You?

  Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne   Who is the most courageous person you know? If you come from a family of military men and women, whose expressed bravery to protect our country is a given, undoubtedly you are in awe of their ability to put their life Read more about How Courageous are You?[…]

How Often Do You Leave Your Comfort Zone?

  If we can be brutally honest:  probably not very often. Who among us wants to encounter additional fear, stress and discomfort on purpose?. It’s much easier to stay in our own bubble of safety, security and certainty. Where life is predictable. Where we know what’s expected of us. Day after day, we drive the Read more about How Often Do You Leave Your Comfort Zone?[…]

Question: What Do 42 Million Americans Have in Common?

Answer:  They did not have enough to eat this month.   Let that sink in for a minute. One of every eight people in the United States of America is food insecure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. So maybe Read more about Question: What Do 42 Million Americans Have in Common?[…]