You’re not being tested. You’re being rooted. When these wise words popped up recently on a social media feed, they resonated like a  big ol' djembe drum.

However, 20 years ago the most this pearl likely would have elicited would have been a clack of the teeth. Between...

Whenever my mother caught herself complaining, worrying or voicing a dooms day scenario, she would interrupt herself and say, “Oh, no. Let me stop, before I’m hung by the tongue.”

She knew what prophets and poets —now joined by mind scientists — have been telling us thr...

The crowds and parking lot wars. The overspending and diet-busting parties. The troubling headlines. It’s easy to understand why this most wonderful time of the year isn't always so wonderful. The conflicting messages of the season are magnified.

We must take our h...

Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? But summertime, with its fun- in- the sun and easy-living motifs, provides sweet cover for a dirty little secret in American culture: Not only do many of us forego our hard-earned vacation time, we’re pretty uptight in general about...

Worry is a bandit! Unapprehended, it will pickpocket your happiness and loot your self-confidence. Worry can drain the wells of human emotion, leaving a worrier more vulnerable to stress and health problems, including the ones that may have started the downward spiral...

Health problems and our own bodies are stark reminders of the fate that awaits the accouterments of the physical world.

Our inner realms, however, offer a vast resource for restoration and renewal.

Be sure you don't miss the opportunities. 

Listen to your wake-u...

November 16, 2017

The crowds and parking lot wars. The overspending and diet-busting parties. The troubling headlines. It’s easy to understand why this most wonderful time of the year isn't always so wonderful.  Last year, medical problems and a work environment quaking with uncertainty...

No one likes to think of himself or herself as a liar. Yet, many of us lie just about every day without even realizing it. Self-deception is an often indiscernible yet common trap. These are the untruths we tell ourselves usually to cover up some perceived shortcomings...

Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? But summertime, with its fun- in- the sun and easy-living motifs, provides sweet cover for a dirty little secret in American culture: Not only do many of us forego our hard-earned vacation time, we’re pretty uptight in general about...

Frightened and pregnant with my first child, I was diagnosed with a severe case of Preeclampsia, also called Toxemia, a toxic blood condition. It endangers the life of the baby and the mother.

Confined to bed rest, I spent many hours home alone and isolated while my the...

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