• As The Crow Flies

    If we were to drive from one of end of the state of Florida, say the northwestern Pensacola panhandle; to the other end, say, beautiful southeastern Key West, we would travel over 792 miles of road. And that would be the shortest distance. Not restricted by toll-booths, or distracted by tourist traps and traffic jams, birds intuitively know where the direct […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    Peace is This Moment Without Judgment

    These lines are taken from a beautiful poem by Dorothy Hunt.  Peace is This Moment Without Judgment Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables? Does peace require an absence from your boss, your spouse, yourself? … Do you think peace will come some other place than here? Some […]

  • The Fertile Void

    8 Tips to Navigating the Fertile Void Have you ever been caught in a life transition? A time when instead of moving forward to the next chapter in your life, you were stuck, confused, lost, or wandering? Suzanne Braun Levine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives, calls this “in between” time the Fertile Void. She […]

  • 8 Strategies to Boost Happiness

    8 Strategies to Boost Your Happiness 1) Set your intention to be happy. All conscious change begins with intention. Incline your mind to joy and happiness. 2) Be accountable for your happiness. Accountability empowers us to see that our happiness is up to us. 3) Identify what brings you happiness. Make a list of everything […]

  • We All Need Each Other

    There is a wonderful fable that tells of a young girl who is walking through a meadow when she sees a butterfly impaled on a thorn.  Very carefully she releases it and the butterfly starts to fly away.  Then it comes back and changes into a beautiful good fairy.  “For your kindness,” she tells the […]