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...

Accept what is, with grace

Sep 4, 2016 / 11:00 am

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas advised us “to rage, rage against the dying of the light,” but instead we rage against the changing of the traffic light. We...

Just say yes

Aug 28, 2016 / 12:00 pm

Life is an open-book quiz that we mark and we’re always right because there is only one answer – yes. Whatever we throw out comes back to us like a...

That same ol' BS

Aug 21, 2016 / 3:00 pm

The more complex society becomes, the more rules and laws we have to obey. But in spite of our indoctrination about following the rules, we ignore life’s...