Are You Stuck In Shades of Gray (And Black)?


Are you stuck in the land of sadness? Do you always come back to this all-too-familiar place, no matter what you do to get out? Surprisingly, I’ve found very little in the annals of Psychology relating to prolonged periods of sadness besides labeling these states as some variation of depression. It may be called ClinicalContinue reading “Are You Stuck In Shades of Gray (And Black)?”

What Lies Deep Within?


Go beyond the mundane mutterings of mind I tell myself Into a broader perspective Into a deeper reservoir of peace and love within Dive Explore I tell myself It’s there It is really there Deep within I’m told there is no end to the depths Yet, here I am Standing on the shore Barely scratchingContinue reading “What Lies Deep Within?”

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.

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”

Cosmic Orange Juice


It is only when everything else fails to satisfy that we are ready to go beyond the boundaries of convention and delve into the realm of the Spirit.

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.

Thumbs Up


The Midwest Book Review gave “Three Days to Darkness” a “Thumbs Up.” It’s encouraging when anyone other than my wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and best-friend Joe Canzano responds positively to my novel. (My mother read half the book. She liked the writing but not the story).

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”