Serenity


To experience serenity, I think of the word “see.” To feel serene, I remember that a wise person sees the big picture. From this heightened perspective, I am free from the tension and anxiety that too often pushes its way into my awareness to eclipse the spontaneous joy my soul wants to feel. I thinkContinue reading “Serenity”

Chart Your Course to a Better Life


When I’m feeling joy work becomes play.

Words From Afar Are Not Enough


Why One-On-One “You Specific” Mentoring Is Essential for Your Fulfillment and Success I enjoy reading words of inspiration as much as you probably do.  I believe in the power of positive thinking.  I love practicing the art of creative visualization as much as the next guy or gal.  It’s all wonderful and good, but itContinue reading “Words From Afar Are Not Enough”

It Starts With Self-Confidence


Where does self-confidence come from?  Where does it go when we need it most? How does an energetic child with a mountainous capacity for curiosity grow into a narrow-minded, emotionally constricted adult full of hopelessness and suffering? The answer is simple.  We lose the key to the door that opens to a satisfying existence; beliefContinue reading “It Starts With Self-Confidence”

To Publish or Not


At the core of the novel is a young man’s struggle with darkness and light. The vampire archetype, it turns out, is a metaphor for the (my) heart’s dream to realize its Divine Nature. This is what gives the story “socially redeeming value,” I realized in perfect twenty-twenty hindsight.

Some Advice I Need to Follow


I wrote this seven years ago.  I just updated it. I have found one of the best ways to keep my life interesting is to make a regular practice of doing things I haven’t done before. If I am bored, apathetic, uninspired, or generally in a rut, it is usually because I have allowed myselfContinue reading “Some Advice I Need to Follow”

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”

Silver Sunsets


When the horses reached the quarter pole, just before turning for home, Silver Sunsets galloped contentedly, exactly where he wanted to be — in last place, thirty lengths out of the lead. Casual bettors, who picked Silver Sunsets by his number or the way he looked in the post parade, are tearing up their ticketsContinue reading “Silver Sunsets”

The Not-So-Hidden-Truth About Starbucks


The Starbucks I now regularly inhabit is not your everyday Starbucks. Management recently retrofitted the place with long tables, benches actually, with stools and a strip of electrical outlets underneath to plug in battery cables. Droves of people come here, not just to chat and caffeinate, but to do WORK!