Enlightenment Is Overrated

The world seems to be changing before our very eyes. All the subtle and not-so-subtle shifts got me thinking about some of my long-held beliefs.I intended to go about all this high-level thinking at my own pace, but my quiet introspection was shockingly interrupted when, on the walking trails, I saw a poodle roll to its back in the grass. And there it was—all his gentleman business—assaulting my baby eyes....more

Good bye my friend.

I do sick calls for the Church. I see three, maybe four people.One of them is my pal Sue. After getting off the phone now, I have mixed emotions.Her secondary caregiver informed me they started her on hospice yesterday. She is getting morphine for pain every four hours. **sigh** ...more

Are You Living on Purpose?

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Succeed by changing your beliefs

It’s time to up our game, to change our thinking and by doing so change our futures. I am not talking about changing everything we think because that would be overwhelming and unnecessary. I am talking about digging up some dirt from our past, those limiting beliefs that stand in the way of us achieving our goals and eradicating them once and for all. By doing this you will have a newfound sense of freedom and it will open up unending possibilities that were just beyond your reach before....more

Stop Inviting My Kid to Church: Religion Is Not for Children

Recently, a few of Miss N's friends have been sincerely inviting her to church. This part will be touchy for people who do not believe the same as we do and I respect that; I'll raise my kids and you can raise yours. I do not think religion is for children. I think that they should be exposed to the beliefs of all people, and while I will tell my children "this is what Mommy and Daddy believe," I do not expect her to believe the same thing. I'll ask Miss N what she thinks -- and she has some really amazing thoughts on the matter -- but I will not tell her she is wrong if she disagrees with me about the big beliefs....more
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How to Get Out of Jail Free

So here’s the super-duper Get Out of Jail Free Card my therapist friend Scarlet gave me after I’d moaned and groaned my way through dinner, telling her how I completely lost my mind the other day. It's a super-neat trick that's already saved my ass on more than one occasion, and I hope it saves yours, too. (Unfortunately for Scarlet, I happened to be wired on this particular evening. Below is a partial transcript, so you can listen in.) ...more

True or False?

Building Conscious Relationships in the workplace?

My blog today is about building conscious relationships in the workplace. What does a conscious relation look like? How is it different than an unconscious one? My belief is that a conscious work colleague is one that I can: give and receive feedback, share thoughts and beliefs, co-create with them on projects all in a fun environment....more

In Love and War the Personal is Political

SCRUBCO: The letter B for Beliefs (Fourth in the Series on Calculating your Chances for Love)...more

Precarious Living