Photo from Psychology Today Estrangement and Reconciliation: A Mindful Perspective “If you are lost in disappointment about the future or the past, you are not fully and authentically present in the moment.” –Phillip Moffitt My brother and I have been estranged for over five years. I don’t know which is worse – the hurt that […]Read More Estrangement and Reconciliation: A Mindful Perspective
Lions, Tigers and Bears? No, it’s just a cold! Bob’s Story Vermont winters can be very cold. Last December, I wanted to save some money so I turned my heat down to 62 degrees F. I didn’t know that would put my health in danger. Luckily, my son Tyler came by to check on me. […]Read More Lions, Tigers, and Bears? No, it’s just a cold!
Photo used with permission by Alcosphoto The Artist’s Way: Pursuing My Artist Within “If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are […]Read More The Artist’s Way: Pursuing My Artist Within
Photo from LionsRoar.com Groundhog Day and The Beginner’s Mind “You want a prediction about the weather? You’re asking the wrong Phil. I’m going to give you a prediction about this winter. It’s going to be cold, it’s going to be dark and it’s going to last you for the rest of your lives!” –Phil Connors, […]Read More Groundhog Day and The Beginner’s Mind
Photo Used With Permission by Vivian Spathopoulos The 2018 Women’s March: Making Women’s Rights Great Again! “Don’t Fashion Me Into A Maiden that Needs Saving From A Dragon. I AM THE DRAGON. And, I Will Eat You Whole.” –A Little Girl’s Sign from the 2018 Women’s March “I’m not allowed to act like the President.” […]Read More The 2018 Women’s March: Making Women’s Rights Great Again!
Photo: Bruce Davidson, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York Learning About Black Lives Through Literature “I like to think I know what death is. I’d like to think that it’s something I could look at straight.” […]Read More Learning About Black Lives Through Literature
Photo courtesy of Lisa Burdsall Five Mindfulness Tips for Surviving Retirement as a Couple “Marriage is finding that special someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” –author, unknown. For me, there is nothing more annoying than a mate who spends hours in his recliner, alternating between snoring and watching YouTube videos […]Read More Five Mindfulness Tips for Surviving Retirement as a Couple
Photo by What-Buddha-Said.net Sugar Detox: My New Year’s Mindful Goal “The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or “sweetness.” […]Read More Sugar Detox: My New Year’s Mindful Goal
Photo courtesy of GrowingBolder.org Reconnecting with Some Special People “As we age we look back and say, oh that haircut was great or awful, or man, I was thin then, look at my wild makeup or just wish I was that age again. Well along my long road I have learned a few things. If […]Read More Reconnecting With Some Special People
The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Beware of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. –Aesop I wasn’t planning to write about con artists and scams this week but I was unexpectedly confronted with this issue when an old friend told me she was engaged in an online relationship. My friend (I’ll call her “Janet”) is a divorced […]Read More The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing