• Putting Things Off OR The Broken Record of Procrastination

    We all have those mundane, boring or overwhelming tasks we just don’t want to do. You know! The less-interesting, less-fun to-do’s necessary for keeping daily life running smoothly. As a rule, many of us put them off until the very final hour, when the thought of the task somehow becomes worse than the task itself. Maybe, it’s folding laundry. […]

  • Self-Editing for Your Best Story

    For most of us, the saga of life is not an open book with predictable topics and subplots. Our stories have common themes, but individually, each draft is layered with mystery, intrigue, romance, unforeseen set backs, triumphs of growth, and upon first glance, disappointing, painful failures which seem to have no rhyme or reason.

  • My Two Left Feet

    My Two Left Feet – A Not So Grim Tale Once upon a time, a little girl took dancing lessons. She loved the music, the thought  of ballerinas and especially the fabulous costume she would wear at her recital. Technically, she wasn’t the best in the class, but it simply didn’t matter because dancing made […]

  • Grasper the Crab

    The promise of a larger life and a soul inspired future is poignantly illustrated in the following children’s story, Grasper the Crab by Paul Own Lewis. Grasper teaches us that in order to grow and experience wonder, we have to be willing to take risks and listen to our own inner voice. Grasper, a sweet, young […]

  • A Lesson on Authenticity from the Velveteen Rabbit

    “What is REAL?” asked the Velveteen Rabbit one day… “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When [someone] loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY […]

  • Confidence

    Confidence is about trusting yourself, believing in yourself, knowing, loving and respecting yourself. Self-confidence is the inner feeling of certainty. It is also the feeling that you are worthwhile and valuable. Self-confidence gives you the fuel to create your dreams. The author Astrid Alauda wrote: “I’ve spent most of my life walking under that hovering […]

  • Bird by Bird

      Many years ago I read a book called Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.  I learned a lot from that book, and there was one story in particular that has inspired me. Here it is: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the […]