Author: Sheila

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”

Is there a path to happiness?

Americans are not happy. It’s true. We’re constantly searching for happiness, thinking about happiness, evaluating our happiness. We invest more in self-help and happiness boosting books, tools, materials, and resources

10 signs you’re living with purpose

I used to struggle with the question of purpose. I couldn’t have named my purpose if my life depended on it. Was I doing what I was destined to do,

Unselfish giving: be a light to your world

I like to think I’m the giving type, and I want to be transparent about what I do. I try to practice unselfish giving. Do you realize every human interaction

Spirit of tolerance

In this era of easy access to the world through the microphone of social media, it’s often difficult to have a spirit of tolerance for views we oppose. I say

Digital knowledge: sharing what I’m learning

Gathering digital knowledge sometimes feels like I’m in a self-taught college class. I spend a lot of time, energy, money, and angst learning about the online world, and trying to

Overnight success, one day at a time

Some days I feel like a turtle. Slow but steady is my game plan. Success is on the horizon, if not within immediate grasp. How do you know you’re making

Arguing for your limitations? Five ways to change your view of yourself

What are you struggling with? What do you need to overcome to succeed, or to improve, be the person you really want to be? The person you could be? Do

Say something that matters

I am one voice, a small voice, writing away, sharing perspective, passion, my truth. It’s easy to get lost, to believe that no one hears what I have to say;

Nuisance or soothing? All in the framing.

This summer we stayed in a house that was situated next to a stream. The house wasn’t air-conditioned, and even in the temperate climate of Hawaii, it was stuffy without

Four easy ways to access online help

I love this age of easy digital access to so much great information! Social media has it’s downside, no doubt. But there are amazing opportunities to connect with resources, get