How Can We Truly Help Others?

How is the best way to help others when we see they are hurting? What is our role? What is our responsibility? What even, is our right? I’ve been struggling recently with the dilemma of seeing friends suffer from what I can only describe as self-inflicted pain. For the majority of us (those not suffering from mentally illness which is a […]

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Why Relationships are More Important than Resolutions

No one wants to read another post about New Years resolutions, and I sure don’t want to write one. It’s a New Year. We should feel renewed, as the calendar and our annual quest for accomplishments resets. Instead, let’s talk about another R word…an even more relevant one…relationships. Our world revolves around our relationships. Whether it’s with ourself, our boss, […]

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The Problem with Death

I just got back in town after attending the funeral of someone who was dearly loved and who died suddenly, unexpectedly, at the young age of 47. He leaves behind two children and his wife of 21 years, my college roommate. The collective sadness at the varied gatherings was nearly crippling. The pit in my stomach still remains. We lost […]

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What’s the Lesson to Learn Here?

A friend recently asked what my blog was about. “Not getting what you want” was my answer. Hah! How depressing?! My intent was not to write about how to sustain belief in the face of disappointment. But yet, that’s what I’ve been writing about. So I suppose that’s the lesson I’ve been needing to learn. When we struggle, with mindfulness […]

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How To Accept Disappointment

It’s a Sunday, the one before Thanksgiving, and I find myself in my office. Sad. Teary. Alone. The boys are at the movies. My daughter is playing with a friend. And here I am. I want to be reading a book in a bubble bath, but the time feels like it should be spent on reflecting. On looking back at […]

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Why Do We Give?

Does doing random (as in to a stranger) or personal (to someone you know) acts of kindness really accomplish anything? Could doing something as seemingly immaterial as paying $2.50 for a stranger’s cup of coffee possibly have a meaningful impact on their day? After paying it forward for now 50 consecutive days, I can tell you I honestly don’t know. […]

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The Art of Listening…

I’ve been on this Pay It Forward kick for the last few weeks. I’ve paid for strangers coffee, sandwiches, paper towels, a stuffed animal, etc. It’s been interesting to see the responses. Some are thrilled. Some are not interested. Nearly all are confused. Today’s interaction was impressionable. Like with a Monet painting – once you experience one in person, you […]

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Trust in the Timing

The Loving Almighty created us, knows us, and knows what is best for us, even if at times, it pisses us off. I’ve had to come to terms with that, even though I admit to brattishly, egotistically disagreeing with the Creator of All. That, not-so-shockingly, didn’t work out, so I eventually came to appreciate that trust is truly the only […]

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Sustaining Faith in the Inbetween

When manifesting a goal, one transformative and what you may define as “big” (though the Universe has no gauge of big or small) it can be hard to sustain faith when you don’t see progress. After all, for most, seeing is believing. It’s easy to believe it after you’ve seen it. But the truth of manifesting is that you need […]

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