60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: How Does a Second Arrow Magnify Our Suffering?

Episode Summary: When you have a strong response of pain or annoyance to a situation ask yourself, “What is my story line here?”

60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: What Better Time to Slow Down Than This Time?

Episode Summary: You might not think you can afford to pause & breathe in a little of Nature’s goodness but your life will thank you as you refresh & restore.

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Is There a Secret to Life? If So, What Is it?

Episode Summary: What are the chances we might find the secret to life on Black Friday?

60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: What Might Happen Should You Pause?

Episode Summary: What other world might whisper when you pause?

A Practice To Name, Claim, Tame Fear & Insecurity.

Why The Grass Is Always Greener Over There.

Wondering why the grass is always greener over there? I know. Who here has looked at the grass growing on the other side of the fence and seen that it’s greener? Everybody! Of course, the grass is always greener growing on the other side. But do you know how come? Because they fertilize it. What’s …

Depression And A Farting Camel

We deserve better than the dingiest room in the hotel of depression! “I know the voice of depression Still calls to you. I know those habits that can ruin your life Still send their invitations. But you are with the Friend now And look so much stronger. You can stay that way And even bloom!… …

There Is Always A Yellow Arrow, 1 Elegant Solution.

What can you do when you’re stuck? Open your eyes, look around, the yellow arrow is there. Walking the Camino de Santiago one comes to rely on hand-painted yellow arrows. Yellow like egg yolks. The universal Camino color. The arrow can be painted anywhere: on a rock, a fence post, a street sign, a stone …

Stop! Drop Your Shoulders. Smile.

Walking along the road by the bay I felt my shoulders up around my ears. I was reminded of the story about a team of pack animals struggling their way up a mountainside. The last pony in line was wearing a saddle but the horse just ahead of him was burdened with boxes and bags …

If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?

What is happiness? And do you notice it? What is happiness? In the closing pages of his short book of musings, A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut offered me an unexpected image of happiness I carry with me to this very day: Here’s Vonnegut: “But I had a good uncle, my late Uncle Alex. …