Merry Christmas

Many of the customs that accompany what we now call Christmas predate Christianity by more than 2,000 years. Midwinter celebrations honoring the sun and other gods around the winter solstice were enjoyed by diverse ancient peoples. Popular Christmas rituals and...

Change the World with Love

Some of us constantly bemoan the state of the world, remaining on high alert and searching for unacceptable or even tragic situations to further fuel our lament. We even believe that we’re ‘doing our part’ by feeling bad about what’s really...

Mirrors

The way you interpret others’ behavior tells you more about you than it does about them. You may assure yourself that your perceptions have nothing to do with you. If you don’t like the message, you may even shoot the messenger. When you do, it’s...

True Love

Real love isn’t controlling. It supports others in being how they want to be rather than pressuring them into behaving the way we want them to. It isn’t possessive or jealous. It’s allowing and accepting. It doesn’t demand the fulfillment of a...

Find the Love

The approval and validation we seek from others is really a longing for self-approval. In a clumsy effort to learn to love ourselves unconditionally, we seek it from others. The pursuit of trying to win admiration is misguided for, even if we do achieve temporary...

The Pursuit of Beauty

There’s so much beauty in the world that we often take for granted or even miss it completely in our rush to do, accomplish and acquire. The dramatic, natural shows of dawn and dusk skies, the endless array of amazing flowers and mysterious trees, the beams that...