Anyone who has written a blog knows what keywords are.  They are the words that help search engines to find our material.  If someone is searching for information about, say, vegetables pretty much anything that is written that contains the word vegetables is searchable.  What you may not have noticed is that we as humans […]

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From the Sanskrit, a Mantra is a short phrase that is used in certain Spiritual practices.  You might also think of it as an invocation or incantation.  Adherents repeat their mantra over and over in an attempt to connect with God or place themselves in a place of receptivity for the good they seek to

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Just because I am Spiritual

I know that some people think that being Spiritual is the same as being religious.  They think being Spiritual means being blissed-out all the time, or having a strict, inflexible code of behavior I want everyone to follow.  Please allow me to attempt to dissuade you from that belief. What being Spiritual is Being Spiritual

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Childhood truths

In our childhood we had many sayings to help us cope with bullies.  “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”  “I know you are, but what am I?”  “I’m rubber, you’re glue, what bounces off me sticks to you.”  Perhaps you had other favorites, these are just three that

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Your Memorial

When it comes time for your memorial service, what will people say about you?  Will their words be of someone who devoted their life to living and service?  How would you like to be remembered?   Admittedly, the topic of death and memorial services is not one most people want to spend much time looking

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Feed the children

To feed the children does not simply mean to give them physical food.  Food, while obviously essential, is only the first step in supporting children.  A child who is provided nourishment but deprived of human touch, love, attention and emotional support withers on the vine. Be aware Be aware of your words to and around

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Shame as control

One of the ways we control our youngsters is through shame.  Of course we don’t consider it controlling, we sugar-coat it as “Teaching” but it is still shame.  “Do you want people thinking you are a slob?” we might tell a young one.  Innocent as this little phrase might at first sound, it will last

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Well, another Turkey Day is come and gone, now it is time for hard-core shopping for some of us.  But hold on here.  Yesterday was a day set aside to give thanks for all we have, did you take time to really think about that concept?  The concept of gratitude?  Maybe you did think about

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I want more

If you want more in and from your life the first thing you must do is to express your gratitude for what you already have, no matter how humble what you have may seem.  If you find yourself complaining that you do not have a new car, stop and give thanks that until now you

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It’s easy for you!

It is easy for you if you think it will be easy for you.  It is difficult for you if you think it will be difficult for you.  These are two very simple statements that will govern everything you do.  The reason they sound so simplistic is that truth does not have to come in

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