The Smile Behind the Mask

These days we need protect more than our lungs. We need to protect our relationships, the reason we’ve been created. Look into each other’s hearts and souls, past the mask that separates us. We’re spending a lot of time worrying about the future. One thing is certain: it’s not likely to be what we imagine. Life is happening now. Every time we “face” a friend or a stranger we have the opportunity to reinforce that we are not alone and that we matter. So smile anyway and every way you can and maybe, just maybe, we’ll come a little bit closer to healing the world.

Something’s Gotta Change! Is it YOU?

We wish the world would change. A frequent frustration I hear is “Why should I be the one to change when they’re the problem?”  Weary voices object, “Take me or leave me as I am.” I hear that voice in my head, too. And I have to ask, “How’s that working?” Change is the best thing we have going for us - and the hardest...

Forgiveness and Living in Times of Uncertainty

What does forgiveness means to you? As I am fond of doing, I looked for the original old-world definition of the word FORGIVE: it means complete giving. We can't always forget when we forgive. The question is, what can we possibly give to help heal and move forward in life?

Love says, “Decide”

I realized most of my questions about life are really questions about love. We live with the vague sense that there is more to life. We’re right. In this season of love cliches I want to talk about the four decisions that have helped me win at love. Let me tell you about the word DECIDE.

What Are You Hungry For?

It’s November: open season for Thanksgiving feasts and feasting. What are you hungry for? This holiday season when you sit down at the table, really see your friends. Really notice them. Hear a lot of laughter. Breathe in the Spirit of your faith. Ask your soul, "Are you getting what you crave?" Because when it does, I promise, you will have happy - happier - holidays.

Wonder Woman and Apple Pie

Costumes aren’t just worn in October though, are they? Every time we wear something with a particular logo or label we are making a statement about what we value, and that our opinion matters, and therefore we matter. And based on these appearances we label each other and we are labelled. Here are three ways to resist the irresistible urge to label each other.

What do you EXPECT?!!

Where do expectations come from and how do they become so deeply ingrained in our pursuit of self-worth? 

The overwhelming never-ending power of the SMILE

The first week of August celebrates National Smile day, and this has me thinking about living a good life and how to help others live better too. he amazing worth we are were created with empowers us to make the world equally amazing with every act and reaction. So smile. This is probably the best habit you can practice because this will change the world.  

Breaking Free From a Painful Past

In this month of July we think about freedom. If you’ve ever felt trapped by bad memories freedom takes on additional meaning. Painful memories can rob us of our personal freedom. I have an illustration that will help you transform your bad memories into a lesson easier to absorb.

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