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“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell We all start out life with ideas about what our life ultimately will look like. And […]

“Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.” – Author Unknown The older I get, the more I learn that your quality of life is not dependent on what you […]

This past weekend, I attended a family wedding. A lot of time and money went into this event.  It paid off.  The ceremony and reception flowed flawlessly.  It was a perfectly orchestrated event. We expend a lot of effort on […]

“Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi Society tells us that we should count our blessings. We should have gratitude journals and focus on all that we have.  And that is all good.  We should feel grateful […]

Giving generously and receiving gratefully is a simple recipe for living happily with others. If everyone did those two things, we would live in a very peaceful world, indeed.  Yet, why do we have such difficulty accomplishing that in our […]

I recently met up with an old friend of mine while traveling. He has six kids and a lot of parenting experience under his belt.  He told me that every time one of his children turns 18, he gives them […]

I am in England this week, and this morning my husband and I attended church services at a beautiful abbey in the Cotswolds which was built in the 12th century.  It was high church, with lots of incense and fancy […]

Our world is currently at war. It isn’t a war of vans hitting pedestrians, suicide bombers or knife-wielding lunatics.  Those are just the consequences of this war.  We currently are in a war of ideas. These ideas range from whether […]

As parents of girls, we want to raise our daughters to grow up and become confident, successful young women. That is not an easy task in a world in which women are harshly judged for their appearance, and smart, ambitious women […]

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison I am now at an age when I and many of my friends have high school age children. So, of course, […]