Author: Sheila

Can you still find happiness when your heart is broken?

Happiness is a concept I’ve been struggling with lately…for the past six months, anyway. Funny…I thought I’d experienced unhappiness before in my life. But now I think anything that’s fixable

Story, revised by loss

  13.04.2018   Afterloss, Loss, Purpose   No comments

Loss is a wound, and a teacher. A couple of years ago, I launched this site, and I named it “Story Revisioned,” reflecting the truth that all lives, all stories,

What to do when it hurts to watch the news

I grew up watching the news. Every night, in my parents’ home, and my grandparents’, the evening news was on: thirty minutes of network national news, followed by the local

What to do when life needs patience

It’s been a bumpy few weeks..hurts, physical and emotional, piling on, and patience for the needs of my life in short supply. I tripped and fell recently and broke a

Keeping faith with self – the power of self-discipline

In the hustle-bustle of life, where are you? We’re accustomed to getting our work done to meet deadlines and others’ demands. We’re accustomed to taking care of others. What are

Three character traits to shape your life

Character is the essence of being, and shapes choices, opportunities, relationships, and ultimately, destiny. Everyone is on a quest. We’re all seeking something. Most of us look for love, success,

Eight ways to make dinner time more meaningful

Dinner lands at a strategic point in the day. For most people, the evening meal caps a day of work, school, living on the run, stress, and demands from all

Consistency: power tool for building success

  17.05.2017   Goals, Intention, Life skills, Work   No comments

There’s a lot of wisdom that says the best thing you can do to achieve your goals, to raise a child, to do anything of lasting value, is to practice

Getting enough love? Or giving enough?

  9.05.2017   Love, Quotes   No comments

I used to wonder if I got enough love. There’s a line in the movie, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, where the main character asks her dad if he

Graduation Day: Welcome to adulthood!

We’re in that season…the season of beginnings, endings, ceremony, commencement speeches. This weekend I’m attending a family college graduation. I was not asked to give the speech. But this is

Good for something

You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place

Do things make us happy?

I’ve thought a lot about happiness recently. What makes us happy? And if we can answer that question, is happiness sustainable? I think a lot of people know the “right”