It’s a terrible feeling – the sense that your life is passing you by, the awareness that your unique self has not come forth. How does it happen? And what countermeasures can you take? We forfeit life by denying the spirit that is within us. We throw away everything when we … [Read more...] about How to Find Your Zeal: Experience the passion of truly being alive no matter what happens.
Positive Mental Thinking
A wedding at which I officiated 10 years ago remains in my memory. It wasn’t really the wedding ceremony but the conversation I had with the bride before the ceremony. We were sitting in the bride’s room going over the final ceremony details. When I congratulated her on her big … [Read more...] about Puppy Love: What a Lonely Woman Learned From Her Dog
I am a Baby Boomer, born in 1948. The civil rights movement and the Vietnam War were pivotal influences in my younger years. I value interpersonal skills and believe in actual phone calls and letters. My life has centered on ministry as a priest and as a hospice care … [Read more...] about Teach Our Children Well: Passing On The Importance Of Trust And Authentic Relationships
Ever wonder why you love spending all day with your best friend? Or why that one-hour date with your bridge club quickly turned into three fun-filled hours? Studies show that spending time connecting with friends and family can keep your brain healthy, boost self-esteem, and … [Read more...] about Get Connected: 6 Ways to Brighten Your Social Game
When I was 8 years old I decided it would be fun to live in a travel trailer. Our family didn’t happen to have one, so I set about building one for myself. I dreamed about parking it on the back of our property and living there, wild and free. I was a logical child, so I … [Read more...] about Encouraging Creative Play