3 Things You Never Need To Say and 3 Things You Can Say Instead

I've overheard a few comments lately and it made me realize that there are a few statements that simply never need to be uttered.1. "You'd feel better if you stopped your bad habit."...more

Balkan women make inroads in peace and politics

Cross-posted from UN Women With support from UN Women, women leaders in the Balkans are putting gender issues at the centre of politics and fueling women’s empowerment in order to bring peace and stability to the region. ...more

Relax feel free live your best life!

Relaxing, feeling easy, not stressing, just letting everything from the universe unfold, being passive has always been an alien thought in our western society. We need to push forward, take charge, control every situation to be successful, or so we have been taught. All that living stressed with negativity, like a tight rope, does is block positive energy that is the power from within, all that is needed to achieve the best life. By releasing stress through relaxing, not needing the negative energy, stress, to live your life, you can be free to be you, the best you....more

I Don't Understand!

I recently overheard a conversation that went something like this:Elderly, white middle class guy from the Midwest #1, "I don't understand those people in Ferguson. What does rioting have to do with justice?"...more

Peace begins in my heart

These days there's a war being played out on my Facebook newsfeed in a polarized chaos of opinion and fact, fury and compassion, bigotry and heartbreak. In the midst of my own sense of powerlessness and disillusionment over happenings and viewpoints beyond my control, I felt as though I needed a reminder that peace, love, and light begins in my heart. Perhaps this will speak to you as well. Prayer of Saint Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. ...more

Make Peace with Your Body and Appearance

This is an excerpt from my new book Nothing Changes Until You Do, posted with permission.  Published by Hay House and available online or in bookstores....more

Forgive Yourself

Mike Robbins...more

Midlife Cabernet: Sing a Lullaby and Save the World

 Recently I heard my wee granddaughter singing a lullaby to her doll. It was the same original lullaby I once sang to her mother 30 years ago and then to her. Obviously, I've contributed to peace and harmony in the universe. The cooing, lyrical sounds of a lullaby help sooth a baby so she or he can go to sleep. Mommy's not really going to buy baby a mocking bird or a diamond ring, but the cadence of the song along with the words "Hush, little baby, don't you cry" are effective in comforting both mother and baby....more

Midlife Cabernet: What if you had Two Wishes that could Come True?

 If a magic fairy or a genie in a bottle or a gaggle of clever leprechauns (I'm not picky) suddenly decided to grant me two wishes, I would grab the opportunity with gusto and proudly announce my choices. The first would be selfish and shallow. The second would change the world into a better place....more
Reading this blog caused me to look into others you have written..very clever wit and spin with ...more