No Place on Earth

  “There is no place on earth where we can be free of ourselves.” —Charlotte Joko Beck in Nothing Special: Living Zen Occasionally, while reading a book, a particular sentence… Read More

The Twin Sisters–A Fairytale

(Artwork the courtesy of Karla Jean Gallagher.  See more at www.missprintsandmasterpieces.com,)   Now, this is a story that happened not too long ago.  There were two sisters who were identical twins. … Read More

Clarity, Charity and Gratitude

A while ago I was using my ShopVac to vacuum the patio and patio furniture.  Usually, the suction is quite impressive, but I noticed it was weak and barely pulling… Read More

Your True Self

In a previous article “Know Thyself,” I wrote about the Johari window as a tool for ways to reveal hidden aspects of yourself.  Although useful, this process is not the… Read More

Know Thyself

According to legend, “Know Thyself” was carved into stone at the entrance to Apollo’s temple at Delphi in Greece.  The Greek philosopher, Socrates, is quoted as saying, “To know thyself… 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

Trust with a Capital T

Establishing and maintaining trust is considered a crucial component in intimate relationships.  Relationship experts argue that without trust, no relationship will thrive, and very few are likely to survive.  Breaches… Read More
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