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The Need to Belong and the Pain of Loneliness

There are times when we feel like outsiders, not belonging to any particular group or succumbing to a specific way of thinking. All the talk about tribe and community but not being aligned with one makes us question our ability to connect. Some of us use Facebook to feel connected and noticed, yet the loneliness […]


Happiness And Love Have 4 Things In Common

Happiness and love are the two primary aspects of life that most people yearn for. The combination of the two sets us up for true joy and the ability to increase our tolerance when things get rough. They go hand-in-hand and have commonalities such as the release of similar neurotransmitters and the enhancement of our […]


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 […]