The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered about this and went to the village themselves to check her out. Whenever the old…

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,…

It’s not that we are negative. Really, we’re not.   It’s just that sometimes we unknowingly toss around words and phrases that can and do have a negative impact. I thought it “utterly useful” to review some of these words today. TRY … Do or Do not. There is no try. – Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker…

Here, 4 simple ways to give your genius a boost, which ultimately keeps your mind and/or body busy and out of the kitchen.  It’s a win/win/win.  Your genius gets a boost, you are occupied (and thus out of the kitchen) and the scales of injustice are likely to go down, down, down. Take A Bach…

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