Summer’s winding down … children and adults are eking out every last bit of summer fun which is even harder than getting the last little bit of toothpaste out of the tube. There is no need to limit joy to moments that break away from routine. You don’t have to wait until the weekend, or[…]
Charlotte went on vacation with her husband and children. During the long road trip, they fought all the way. Has something like this happened for you? Well, Charlotte kept thinking as soon as they got to the cottage at the Outer Banks, a wonderful vacation would begin. Guess what? When they got there, they were[…]
Faced with overwhelm, how might you breathe easier? Sometimes all you need to do is flip your perspective.
We know that truth springs out of the mouths of babes. We can watch this video to see how these dear innocent ones are our teachers.
How have you been feeling about the people in your life?
Would you like your relationships to be even more fabulous?
Good relationships require that we show up as our best self. For a while Nasrudin worried about each little mistake he had made in his life. Sometimes he would fret out loud over some minor characteristic flaw he had noticed in himself. His wife tried to console him. “Don’t worry so much. After all, nobody’s[…]
\ To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. ― Mary Oliver It is easy NOT to pay attention. We know we’ve been inattentive when we arrive home and can’t remember the route we took, or we find our lost phone in the refrigerator. Something pops up on our phone, and we turn[…]
Birth and Death — A Christmas Story (This Fresh Views was first published 8 years ago. The baby described is now 8-year-old Fianna, a magical child.) “We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.” —Madame de Stael “Every child begins the world again.” —Henry David Thoreau[…]
“Since change is a wall and transition the gate in that wall, it’s there for you to go through. Transition represents a path to the next phase of your life .” –William Bridges Seems like everyone I know is going through some sort of transition. It’s back to school time. My granddaughter Ruthie moved from[…]
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” –Jonathan Safran Foer I am sad. My friend Neil died a couple of weeks ago. He was young and had so much to give. But I’m happy I had a great visit with him just a few days before he lost his battle[…]