Tragedies happen. What are you gonna do? Give up? Quit? No. I realize now that when your heart breaks, you gotta fight like hell to make sure you’re still alive because you are. And the pain you feel, that’s life. The confusion and fear, that’s there to remind you that somewhere out there’s something better … More Suffering

 With Insight…

 Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Rejoice while you are alive;  Enjoy the day; Live life to the fullest; Make the most of what you have; It is later than you think. Horace You, yourself, … More  With Insight…

To Succeed

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children….to leave the world a better place….to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson What matters most in your life? Are you seeking wealth, power and prestige? … More To Succeed


Certain flaws are necessary for the Whole. It would be strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. Goethe Our bodies have to be perfect. Our job performance has to be perfect.  We have to be perfect mothers or fathers. We have to plan the party perfectly. We have to be the perfect boss. Our houses … More Perfection

The Four Agreements

Some time ago my mother gave me a copy of The Four Agreements by ~don Miguel Ruiz.  I have read these words many times over the years: finding great guidance and advice from them. I would like to share them with you today. The Four Agreements Be impeccable with your word; Speak with integrity. Say … More The Four Agreements

Should or Want

I often hear…. I should exercise for at least half an hour each day. I should send my children to the best schools. I should answer all my email. I should be the perfect host. I should make lots of money. So much of the weight of our lives comes from the huge amounts of’ … More Should or Want

What It Takes

It Takes Courage It takes strength to be firm, It takes courage to be gentle. It takes strength to conquer, It takes courage to surrender. It takes strength to be certain, It takes courage to have doubt. It takes strength to fit in, It takes courage to stand out. It takes strength to feel a … More What It Takes


These years of silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance comes from within and that kind of truth gives me power to conquer emotions I didn’t ever know existed. Ricky Martin I have a framed poster of a forest. On it is the caption; ‘When you come upon a magic place, … More Silence

With Gratitude

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. Gilbert K. Chesterton Taking things for granted is one of the greatest assaults on the quality of our lives. When we take things for granted we never get to see the size of the gifts … More With Gratitude

Sadness and Joy

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry. Cat Stevens Who at time as not felt rejected, unloved, helpless, lonely and not quite good enough? Who has not cried at the unfairness in our lives? Who has not … More Sadness and Joy