Where Does Peace Begin?


I am constantly amazed that people wander around all day staring into their smart phones, as if these devices somehow magically fulfill all of their needs except possibly eating and procreating. Before we continue, let me assure you of a few things, gentle reader. Despite a lack of addiction to my iPhone, I am fairlyContinue reading “Where Does Peace Begin?”

Chart Your Course to a Better Life


When I’m feeling joy work becomes play.

As Being Comes Alive


As Being comes alive in me, fear and anxiety dissipate. I feel more peace. Every action I take has meaning. Heaviness yields to lightness. Clarity, simplicity, and focus become second nature. The future is uncertain yet full of possibilities for creativity and enjoyment. I can make every breath serve a higher purpose. David Gittlin hasContinue reading “As Being Comes Alive”

Moving to a Better Happiness Neighborhood


  Here’s a mind-blowing thought: We are born into this life with a predisposition towards happiness or unhappiness. Call it a happiness quotient. It can also be described as a mindset, a unique calibration on the happiness scale embedded in the foundation of a human personality. This mindset is usually affected positively or negatively in earlyContinue reading “Moving to a Better Happiness Neighborhood”

Giving Up to Get Ahead


Every so often, it’s not such a bad idea to give up. The word I really want to use is surrender, but I’m not really sure what that word means in the truest sense. I’m going to barge right ahead and use it anyway. Once every ten years or so, I get to the pointContinue reading “Giving Up to Get Ahead”

Peace on the Inside–Introducing Peace Education in a Pennsyvannia Jail


Guest-blogger Chip Presendofer provides us with a unique perspective on the steps he and a dedicated group of individuals have taken to launch a Peace Education Program in Berks County Jail, Pennsylvania. Volunteers like Chip and his team are introducing The Peace Education Program in prisons, colleges, universities, civic groups, hospices, and other institutions aroundContinue reading “Peace on the Inside–Introducing Peace Education in a Pennsyvannia Jail”

Can We Make Fewer Babies?


All this talk about overpopulation is finally beginning to hit home. Lately, it seems like almost everywhere I go, hordes of people come crawling out of the woodwork. It’s really becoming annoying. Take, for example, a trip to the mall. You have to use a slide rule to calculate the ideal time to go, toContinue reading “Can We Make Fewer Babies?”