Optimism

  • Take A Hike!

    How long have we all waited for the opportunity to do things we have avoided due to “money, weather, or an array of other excuses?” For many of us, it’s been way too long. However, time is not slowing down, so let’s do that which feeds our souls and fuels our-inner courage. Let’s do BIG, […]

  • My Two Left Feet

    My Two Left Feet – A Not So Grim Tale Once upon a time, a little girl took dancing lessons. She loved the music, the thought  of ballerinas and especially the fabulous costume she would wear at her recital. Technically, she wasn’t the best in the class, but it simply didn’t matter because dancing made […]

  • Grasper the Crab

    The promise of a larger life and a soul inspired future is poignantly illustrated in the following children’s story, Grasper the Crab by Paul Own Lewis. Grasper teaches us that in order to grow and experience wonder, we have to be willing to take risks and listen to our own inner voice. Grasper, a sweet, young […]

  • peace1

    Peace is This Moment Without Judgment

    These lines are taken from a beautiful poem by Dorothy Hunt.  Peace is This Moment Without Judgment Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables? Does peace require an absence from your boss, your spouse, yourself? … Do you think peace will come some other place than here? Some […]

  • The Fertile Void

    8 Tips to Navigating the Fertile Void Have you ever been caught in a life transition? A time when instead of moving forward to the next chapter in your life, you were stuck, confused, lost, or wandering? Suzanne Braun Levine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives, calls this “in between” time the Fertile Void. She […]

  • We All Need Each Other

    There is a wonderful fable that tells of a young girl who is walking through a meadow when she sees a butterfly impaled on a thorn.  Very carefully she releases it and the butterfly starts to fly away.  Then it comes back and changes into a beautiful good fairy.  “For your kindness,” she tells the […]

  • The Optimist’s Creed

    I love to start my day reading this poem by Christian Larsen. I Promises Myself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them To look at the sunny […]