Personal philosophy

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

Create an intentional life

When I think about my life, where I’m going, what helps me to make good choices, one of the keys is designing with intention. By designing, I mean taking stock

Giving for the joy of it

When my son was a middle schooler, he started pet sitting in our neighborhood. When I asked him about pricing, how he would set his fees, he said he was

Write makes might!

Aahh…Blogging 201 is finished, and I learned a lot. It wasn’t evident from my postings, because I haven’t been posting. But the daily tasks have been been thought provoking, made

Love is

Love is perhaps the most over-used and least understood word in any language. And today, Valentine’s Day, it is especially overworked. Love is the key word in all the cards

Too busy to choose?

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.   ~ Old Zen saying I find it easy

Today’s Grace

My truth

Are you a truth-teller? A truth-seeker? I like to think I am. But while there are “real” truths…facts like 2 + 2 = 4, and forces like gravity, that will

Spirit of gratitude

“Gratitude precedes the miracle.” The first time I read that I thought the words implied some sort of magic formula: if you live a life of gratitude, more good things

Bare necessities

I’m wandering around in the little apartment that is a temporary home, looking for things I know I brought over, wondering how anything could be lost in this small space.