personal growth

Why You Should Encourage Imagination in Children

Why You Should Encourage Imagination in Children

When your little boy runs around in a cape and mask yelling “Superman to the rescue,” or your little girl dresses up in a crown...
August 7, 2015 × 0 comments

contemplations

LOVE: No conditions, no limits

LOVE: No conditions, no limits

Love. Such a strong word, such a strong feeling. “I love you” can brighten up the whole world for a person. “I don’t love...
August 6, 2015 × 0 comments

visual arts

SALVADOR DALÍ: The crazy, the fantastic, the brilliant

SALVADOR DALÍ: The crazy, the fantastic, the brilliant

“Each morning when I awake, I experience a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dalí.” Salvador Dalí, born as Salvador...
August 4, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

THE GIFT OF WRITING: To be a good writer, you have to be giving

THE GIFT OF WRITING: To be a good writer, you have to be giving

“Compassion is a verb.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I teach writing. My community college students cannot escape my class—or at...
July 31, 2015 × 4 comments

contemplations

THE MOMENT OF CALM: Tips on forgiveness from Dada J.P. Vaswani

THE MOMENT OF CALM: Tips on forgiveness from Dada J.P. Vaswani

What does it really mean to forgive? Oxford Dictionary describes it as the following: “Stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone)...
July 28, 2015 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

HEALING HUGS: 3 observations from watching Amma hug people

HEALING HUGS: 3 observations from watching Amma hug people

A couple of years ago, I attended an event in NYC by amma.org, a non-profit whose spiritual leader is known as Amma, also known as...
July 24, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

Are children really great teachers?

Are children really great teachers?

Children are great teachers. Have you heard this before? I like exploring such general statements and seeing how much truth they hold in...
July 23, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

LIFE OF PHASES: Get through difficult times by understanding that everything is temporary

LIFE OF PHASES: Get through difficult times by understanding that everything is temporary

Life’s pretty simple when we’re young. We know what we’re going to be doing for the year; go to school and attempt our hardest...
July 22, 2015 × 1 comment

psychology

SOCIAL ANXIETY: How to overcome the fear of your own shadow

SOCIAL ANXIETY: How to overcome the fear of your own shadow

Imagine you’re walking down the street and every person is staring at you. Laughter is heard from behind, and you know it’s in...
July 21, 2015 × 0 comments