mind-spirit

contemplations

FAMILY SECRETS BRUISED LIVES: The cost of a few moments of lust, hubris and carelessness

FAMILY SECRETS BRUISED LIVES: The cost of a few moments of lust, hubris and carelessness

Eric was my mother’s youngest sibling. There were two brothers, the oldest and the youngest of the brood, and three sisters in...
April 26, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

STARTING OVER: The art of letting go

STARTING OVER: The art of letting go

The art of starting over can also be called “the art of letting go.” You could study it for years, observe it in others…...
April 21, 2016 × 0 comments

engaged spirituality

TRANSCENDING CULTURE: From separation to oneness                                                                  

TRANSCENDING CULTURE: From separation to oneness                                                                  

In the 1988 Presidential election year I found myself employed as the campaign manager of a friend of mine who was running for...
April 12, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

A LOVE LETTER: Dear Friend, I must leave you.

A LOVE LETTER: Dear Friend, I must leave you.

My dear friend, We’ve been friends for over three decades. It feels like an entire lifetime. The time has gone by so quickly. We’ve...
March 15, 2016 × 1 comment

contemplations, essays, meditation

BHAVANA: How we grow as knowledge cultivators

BHAVANA: How we grow as knowledge cultivators

Bhavana, meaning to cultivate or develop but commonly used in Buddhism as a word for meditation, once again flashes before my...
March 14, 2016 × 1 comment

personal growth

NO MORE EXCUSES: Replacing our “can’ts” with positive affirmations

NO MORE EXCUSES: Replacing our “can’ts” with positive affirmations

The following has been excerpted from 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy by Luminita D. Saviuc, creator of PurposeFairy.com,...
March 11, 2016 × 1 comment

personal growth

BEYOND THE SURFACE: 4 Important practices to bring out the magic of ‘ME’

BEYOND THE SURFACE: 4 Important practices to bring out the magic of ‘ME’

This is Part 3 of a three-part series. [Read Part 1] and [Read Part 2] For years I managed a billion-dollar portfolio, built facilities...
February 15, 2016 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

LIBERATION SPIRITUALITY: Freeing ourselves and ultimately our planet

LIBERATION SPIRITUALITY: Freeing ourselves and ultimately our planet

“Liberation Theology” has long been associated with the Catholic religion. It began in the 1950s-1960s and arose “principally...
February 11, 2016 × 0 comments

personal growth

PARENTING LESSONS LEARNED: How to handle 6 common negative feelings that come with being a parent

PARENTING LESSONS LEARNED: How to handle 6 common negative feelings that come with being a parent

I was a career-focused young woman with strong determination to keep climbing the ladder in a company’s hierarchy. In my work,...
February 10, 2016 × 0 comments