All power to you

Feb 5, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The more complex society becomes, the more powerless we feel. If we have to take a hurting child to the emergency ward, we wait, powerless. When the...

Make your story sacred

Jan 29, 2017 / 3:00 pm

We could add a little more depth and texture to our lives by adding the sacred to the stories we tell ourselves. We’re all storytellers, all Homers, but...

How will you serve?

Jan 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

The Me Generation never quite grasped that the ultimate purpose of life is to be of service to others. We were too busy looking out for No. 1. Our mantra was:...

Taking a mental shower

Jan 15, 2017 / 11:00 am

Most of us start the day with a shower. The water floods the sleep from our eyes and the cobwebs from our head. It washes away dead skin, sweat and...

May you be awful this year

Jan 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

Witnessing life start with a scream or end with a smile (or a sigh) is an awful moment for people lucky enough to be there. Awful, as in wonderful, sublime. The...

All is forgiven

Jan 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

All is forgiven. The past is done, a fading memory. Yesterday’s misdeeds have been wiped away. The present is a clean slate. We can become anything we...

A Christmas-carol moment

Dec 25, 2016 / 3:00 pm

We don’t spend much time reflecting on our life. We don’t consider why we keep the hamster wheel spinning or what would happen if we stopped. When...

A gift of awe and wonder

Dec 18, 2016 / 11:00 am

The perfect gift for people running from one store to another would be a sense of awe and wonder, to remember that Christmas isn’t about buying. Christmas...

You deserve everything

Dec 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

Most of us want wealth, health and peace of mind, but we don’t intend to be wealthy, happy and wise. Wishful thinking won’t give us what we want,...

Awaken to your potential

Nov 27, 2016 / 11:00 am

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake,” Henry David Thoreau writes in Walden. How many of our days have never dawned? How many have we slept...

Do you know you?

Nov 20, 2016 / 11:00 am

How many of us can stand in front of a mirror and say honestly we know who is staring back? How many of us really know ourselves: what makes us tick, why we do...

We are bacteria, star stuff

Nov 13, 2016 / 11:00 am

Human beings are an interesting mix of over-riding arrogance and woe-is-me inferiority. We oscillate between the two, often managing to be both at the same...

We choose who we become

Nov 7, 2016 / 1:00 pm

We are pure energy, but we have become fixated on this passing phase of frozen energy that we now are. Water is the most obvious example of something that goes...

The one big question

Oct 30, 2016 / 11:00 am

Many of us still bear the scars from high-school science classes, from memorizing facts, figures and laws — Boyle’s law, the laws of motions, the...

Journey is the destination

Oct 23, 2016 / 11:00 am

We have good intentions, the stuff the road to hell is paved with. We want to better ourselves and do good for others, to live up to our idealized concept of...

Security is our god

Oct 16, 2016 / 11:00 am

Polls claiming most people's No. 1 concern is health care are wrong, and so is a University of Michigan survey that says money is the No. 1 worry. (The...

The need to be right

Oct 2, 2016 / 11:00 am

When he formulated his hierarchy of needs, psychologist Abraham Maslow left one out. He argued that people fulfil needs in an order of survival, safety, love,...

How do you see the world?

Sep 25, 2016 / 11:00 am

Whether we see the universe as friendly or hostile determines how treat other people and life. Granted, we don’t get up on a Monday morning and wonder...

A slave to time

Sep 18, 2016 / 11:00 am

Our master isn’t our spouse, our boss, our kids, but a piece of jewelry on our left wrist. “The bird of time has but a little way to fly and lo, the...

Creating reality

Sep 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

Our mind creates our world, but our expectations give it texture and meaning. Every thought we’ve ever had helped shape who we are. The thoughts that...