May 25, 2020

"Some changes look negative on the surface,
but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life
for something new to emerge."

-Eckhart Tolle

Dear Graduates,

I don't think I've ever felt simultaneously as happy and as bad for a group of people as I do for th...

May 18, 2020

The present moment is filled with Joy and Happiness.

If you are attentive you will see it.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace of mind: it can really seem like a battle these days.  It can be easy to feel under siege in our homes, and sometimes hard to imagine calm and equanimity, let...

May 10, 2020

“It takes a female to have a baby,

It takes a woman to raise a child,

It takes a mother to raise them correctly,

It takes a warrior to show them how to change the world.”
― Shannon L. Alder

It feels so absolutely perfect that Mother's Day this year falls smack dab in the m...

May 4, 2020

"Patience is not passive.
On the contrary, it is active;
It is concentrated strength."

-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I can't say I understand the Theory of Relativity the way, say, a physicist might.  I've picked up bits and pieces from "Quantum Physics for Dummies"-type arti...

April 27, 2020

Happy are they who learn to bear what they cannot change.

-Friedrich Schiller

I have taken my share of punches to the head and kicks to the gut.  Some of them have really rung my bell, or left me fighting for breath.

I would be lying if I said that there haven't been...

January 13, 2020

​​"If you could only sense how important you are

to the lives of those you meet; 

how important you can be 

to people you may never even dream of. 

There is something of yourself that you leave 

at every meeting with another person.”
​-Fred Rogers​

Mr. Rogers was not an Army...

January 6, 2020

"Today I will look for the good in everyone 

and everything I see. 

And I will find it. 

And as I find the good in the world,

the world will find the good in me. "

-Jeff Kober

I've talked a lot before, including right here on these pages, about Charles Darwin's "Facial Feedb...

December 31, 2019

Is there anything in the world that is at once as noble and as endangered as New Year's resolutions?  Various polls and studies show that only 10 to 25 percent of people keep the promises they set for themselves when the calendar changes.  That makes hearing about my f...

November 25, 2019

“The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, 

for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”

Douglas Wood

So, how exactly does one get up before the sun on a weekend morning, run a couple miles and do push-ups until their arms are shaking, all just to get star...

October 7, 2019

"It ain't about how hard ya hit. 

It's about how hard you can get hit 

and keep moving forward....

That's how winning is done!”
-Rocky Balboa

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that I have some very paternal, protective instincts when it comes to the kids I teach....

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“Every victorious warrior
draws his strength
from the highest source:
his love.” 
― Tapan Ghosh

Take that sentence, turn the pronouns from masculine to...

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