Food For Thought

Jan01No Comments

The Best Resolution For 2016

For many, the new year is a kind of magic eraser that wipes the slate clean. It’s a chance to start over. An opportunity to do things differently. A percentage of us typically resolve to eat healthier or drink less. Others vow to get more exercise,...
Jun09No Comments

The Joy of Conquering Fear

Let’s face it, the unknown can be scary. That’s how the publishing journey has often felt for me. What began as a tiny seed of an idea grew into something much bigger. Along the path I encountered many unknowns. I faced uncertainty. Doubt crept...
Jan27No Comments

Why really big questions are better than answers

“But WHY?”  Children are alive with big, juicy questions. They pepper us with what’s, why’s, how’s and what if’s day and night. Eager young minds want to explore and know about absolutely everything in their...
Jun27No Comments

Self Doubt: What’s The Story?

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” ~ Shakespeare” Self-doubt is a common affliction that confronts all of us from time to time. It is a dangerous undercurrent that can quickly...
Jun25No Comments

Which Step Counts Most?

On your path, which step has the greatest significance for you? Do some steps matter more than others? Are there some you skip? Or ones that make you stumble? Is the path smooth? Or does it feel steep, rocky and ancient? Take a moment to think about the...
May26No Comments

The Adventures in Gratitude Challenge

For anywhere from three to six months every year my husband and I take an intentional departure from land-based living. We call it our slocation, or at least that’s how I think of our time. Okay, yes, you could think of it as a really lengthy a vacation,...
Apr25No Comments

Positive Thinking is a Discipline

When life is rolling along smoothly it’s easy to think positive. But when life’s unexpected obstacles are suddenly thrown in your path, it’s much more difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Positivity is a discipline. Like mastering...
Apr22No Comments

Notes From Inside The Bubble Of Imagination

  Over the Easter week break I underwent smile and thrill therapy at Disneyland, California Adventure and Universal Studios, Hollywood. I’ve been roller-coastered, Micky-Mouse’d, Toy-Story’d, horror-ized, minion-ized, transformer-ized,...
Mar17No Comments

How Strong Are Your Happy Muscles? 20 Traits Of Happy People

This is the best infographic I’ve seen listing the personal attributes of happy people. How many do you recognize in yourself? What are your strengths? What “happy muscles” still need more exercise?Share and compare with someone you...