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In my kitchen, I have the following quote by Mother Teresa framed and hanging on the wall: The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is […]

Many of my friends are having milestone birthdays this year. Birthdays that end with a “zero.” These celebrations have made me think back to when I turned 40. That is a big birthday. It designates the midway point of life. […]

Every day, we are in a battle against negative thinking.  We may be battling self-pity. Or jealousy. We may be fighting against frustration, anger, or a whole host of other negative thoughts. How do we combat these attacks on our […]

These days, it seems like we are more connected than ever.  We communicate constantly through texting, email and social media.  However, in spite of this constant communication, we grow more and more detached from one another. For instance, social media, […]

I have a secret about Mother’s Day which I’ve never told anyone, including my daughter. Fortunately, I can share it here because my daughter is a teenager and never reads my column (She recently pronounced my column to be too […]

If you’ve ever had kids, you’ve heard the familiar lament, “I’m bored!” Kids always say that to parents, as if boredom is a major tragedy. As mature adults, we are less melodramatic if we are bored. We don’t shout it […]

As human beings, we struggle with attachment. We get attached to people, to objects and to lifestyles. We get attached to ideas, whether or not the are true. The problem is that our attachments end up controlling us. Let’s say […]

The truest thing that I have learned over the years is that your life won’t work unless you have a relationship with God. It doesn’t matter which approach you take to having a relationship with God. You can practice Christianity, […]

It is easy to get frustrated with your 9 to 5 job. We all do. We may feel unappreciated. Or underpaid. We may see people get promoted who aren’t as qualified as we are. The professional world is not always […]

Have you ever noticed that people’s worst problems typically are fixable? Recently, I met a friend for lunch. We get together every so often, and for as long as I can remember, she has always been broke. Her unstable financial […]