The Marshmallow Studies

In a previous article “Are You Grown Up?” I introduced the Four Tasks of growing up.  In this article, I write about the task of undisciplined to disciplined.  As I… Read More

The Dragon and the Mouse

This is the first in a series of children’s’ picture books about two very unlikely friends–a dragon and a mouse.  Living together is difficult because even though they love each… Read More
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Stress Less

(Thanks to Karla Jean Gallagher for her image.  See her remarkable art at www.missprintsandmasterpieces.com,)   “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the… Read More

True Empathy

The greeting card industry is massive in the United States.  There are greeting cards for every holiday, and for almost every occasion and life transition.  Consistently, the largest card sections… Read More

Whence Kindness???

Years ago I read an essay entitled “Manners Matter.”  It was written by a social psychologist whose name I have forgotten, but the basic premise of the essay has stayed… Read More

The Other Voice

You may be acutely aware, or perhaps, dimly aware that you have two voices in your head, and that most of the time, these two voices are in direct opposition… Read More

To Hell with Success

A New Paradigm How much have you thought about the paradigms you live by?  Have you ever stopped and paid close attention to them?  Have you ever seriously questioned the… Read More

Float Like a Butterfly

There is the story of the two Zen monks walking together on a muddy road, for there had been heavy rains the night before.  They eventually came to a crossroads… Read More