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Using Compassion to promote peace in the world

With each new year comes the hope that humanity learns from its mistakes of the previous year and that things are bound to get better. I tend to be an optimist and believe that all people have at least a glimmer of light within them, yet the incidents of hate crimes, abuse, animal cruelty, shootings, […]


Crashing a Sled can Result in the Best Insights

When I was about 12 years old, my grandfather gave me an old-fashioned sled that had been my uncle's when he was a boy. It was wood with metal runners and steering mechanism. It was a bit rusty, so the handles didn't move, but I wanted to try it out, anyway. My little brother, who […]


Conquer Fear and Build Courage

We're all afraid of something. From time to time, a new fear may knock on our cognitive door asking to be let in. Once inside, it destroys tranquility and disrupts our thought patterns, bringing with it doubt and worry. Sometimes fear presents itself in a variety pack, where it expands and takes over several aspects […]


What No One Tells You About Your Special Gifts

We could spend a lifetime searching and never recognize our special gifts. It's not that we don't have any, it's just that we don't know how to see what they are. Once discovered, these gifts are able to guide your life and allow you to stand in your power.  But the focus as children is […]


Why I'm a Fan of Experience to Build Wisdom

Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Attending classes is effective to learn a skill or concept. Yet experience is the keystone of wisdom and an essential component of true understanding. Learning to apply knowledge in the context of daily life is where wisdom is built and reinforced. When reading something in a book, […]


Are You Comfortable in Your Cage or is it Time to Fly Free?

Take the quiz and find out! by Diane Wing, M.A. Feeling restricted is a good indication that you’ve built a cage for yourself. Blaming it on circumstances and the way others have held you back exonerates you from taking responsibility for creating the situation. Saying that your employer, your parents, your children, your significant other, […]