Personal philosophy

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,

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”

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,

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

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;

I get to…

Some days I need a re-set. Most of the time I’m on the up side of life, and I feel it. I have a smile, and a spring in my

From sea to shining sea

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.   ~ J.R.R. Tolkien June 2016. This is a crazy time…US politics are surreal, international politics are turned

Stories I tell myself

Funny how pride can trip you up. Funny how it can blind you to reality, especially when part of what you’re proud of is that you always live in reality.

Life Rules

We’ve finished the season of graduations, endings, ceremony, commencement speeches. I was not asked to give any speeches. But this is what I would say to kids in their first

Authentic vs intentional

I’m learning to live without defenses. I’ll probably still be learning this when I’m 80, or 100, or 53…doesn’t matter the age I ultimately achieve, the lesson will be ongoing,

Good advice!

A few favorites… My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. – Thornton Wilder If you