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Gratitude Sucks*

Gratitude Sucks*

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.“ – Oprah Winfrey, Daytime talk show host We’re all, again, soon to face the round-robin “What’re you grateful for?” death march around the Thanksgiving table. Aside from the family groans [Continue]

Happiness Overcomes

Happiness Overcomes

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” -Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Theologian and Philosopher The hope of a parent-to-be for their child is almost always the same; “Ten fingers, ten toes, a healthy, happy baby.” However, when that first hope, health, is not attained—when the baby is born with a [Continue]

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Dr. Victor Frankl I’ve been intrigued by Six Word Stories—simply conveying as clear a story as possible in six words—for years. There’s something about the challenge of [Continue]

On Hope, Hope On

On Hope, Hope On

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther, Preacher and Reformer It’s the first day of Acting 101, an elective that I elected purely to graduate college. We sit on mats, sprawled in disarray, in a beautiful wood paneled room—more yoga salon than classroom. The teacher asked her icebreaker, [Continue]

Super Self-Helping

Super Self-Helping

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” -Aldous Huxley, Author You come here for many reasons; a laugh, a bright spot, a validation…maybe some crazy few come for a challenge. But it became clear during the site review that you come to this site, [Continue]

The Bully and the Mirror

The Bully and the Mirror

  “Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” -Zack W. Van, Author of Inanimate Heroes It was the week after New Years and I was terrified. Sure, I tried to smile and accept the praises of those around me, and those on [Continue]

Relationship Rejuvenation

Relationship Rejuvenation

 All pictures are of Hamanassett B&B and the grounds. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” -Mignon McLaughlin, Journalist “Marry me,” she said, that enlivening mix of adoration and mischief in her eyes. “Where’s my ring?” I joked. Two months later, on the one year anniversary of the [Continue]

Life is a Casting-On

Life is a Casting-On

  “Our older population has paved the way for all of us to live the lives we live. They have served in wars, challenged political views, brought us out of unstable economies, looked out for us as children, created medications that saved our lives, taught us morals, ethics and values, taught us how to think [Continue]

Love is a Cat Named Firestar

Love is a Cat Named Firestar

  “I hate cats. I hate their attitude, I hate that they make me sneeze; everything.” -Me, Most of My Life And now, a love story… Once upon a time there was a boy who hated all things cat. Part of this hatred was due to a curse, an aller-geas put upon the boy by [Continue]

Not Quite a Gag Reel…

Not Quite a Gag Reel…

  “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” -The Great and Poweful Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz I’m always jazzed to see the interest in this site, and am especially excited by the bunch of you who make a point to come by every-other-week and see what’s happening. I always endeavor [Continue]

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