Is there a Silver Lining to Corona?


Can there be an upside to something as horrible as the Coronavirus? Well, maybe. While I (we) can’t ignore the tragedies and hardships CV has visited upon so many of us, I think it helps to realize there have also been benefits that will accrue to everyone who makes it through these troubling times. WeContinue reading “Is there a Silver Lining to Corona?”

Parenting: Instructions Not Included


I had a good childhood compared to what kids are going through these days in a complex, ultra-competitive world. There was one weird thing about my upbringing, however, that I’ll always remember. I feel it bears mentioning because it’s something that parents can easily forget, even though it’s so obvious.  I’m talking about the simpleContinue reading “Parenting: Instructions Not Included”

Letting Go to Let Something Better In


It’s one of the most frightening passages life confronts us with. What we’ve been doing doesn’t work anymore. We’ve come to a fork in the road. One fork leads to the known. The other one leads to the unknown.

Chart Your Course to a Better Life


When I’m feeling joy work becomes play.

Living from the Inside Out


  This is a guest blog from a Swedish man who writes under the pen name, Fomtriok.  I find his writing to be profound and insightful, even more so than published books I’ve read on the human condition.  I’ve included his short bio at the end of the post.  Enjoy! There is this disposition thatContinue reading “Living from the Inside Out”

Awakening of the Heart


“The Sun in Your Heart is Rising.” Saniel Bonder I’ve been working towards a spiritual awakening for most of my adult life, and it seems  I’m on the brink of a promising development in my growth process.  There are many paths to “higher consciousness” and many kinds of spiritual awakenings.  In fact, each of usContinue reading “Awakening of the Heart”

The Fine Line Between Success and That Other Thing


Do what you love. Believe in yourself and what you do.

Beautiful Dreamer


My first thoughts as a twenty-five-year-old are of my wife and daughter.  Will I ever meet my loyal and devoted wife, Bonnie?  If I do, will we have our precious daughter, Danielle?  As I contemplate these disturbing eventualities, the phone rings. 

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”

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”