February 20, 2019

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. William Arthur Ward
 

When I think of people finding themselves, I think of the hippies of the 60's and 70's eschewing all responsibility as they undergo their pers...

October 20, 2018

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.  - Sigmund Freud  - 

I lied to myself all the time. I told myself that I was supportive of friends, I cared about other people, and I was doing my best to be the best me possible.

Of course, none...

October 19, 2018

Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling.  - Joyce Brothers - 

Crafting your memoir requires honesty first and foremost with yourself. Sometimes what you want to say and what you actually say comes out a...

September 12, 2018

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe -

A key to any memoir is capturing the impactful events even if they seem quite trivial. When I was in college, a friend of mine had to drop-out after freshman year due t...

September 5, 2018

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius  - 

My acquaintances (I don't really have friends) often tell me that I can't see the forest for the trees. Maybe I am too self-involved.  That's probably true. They also say I am hypercritical. That's pr...

February 8, 2018

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers   

They say you are always learning from your mistakes. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life so I guess I've got lots of learning. Yet, I believe I keep making some of the...

October 14, 2017

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.  

It's so easy to make everything about yourself and ignore everybody else.You see tragedy on the television, you turn the channel to E! You hear a friend compla...

October 12, 2017

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

I want to get grounded and be focused on the present.  To me, I've always heard that meditation was the way to go.
 
Meditation was always intimidating for me and ve...

October 1, 2017

I'm was always snapping pictures and filming video of my kids because I didn't want to lose that precious moment. However, my witnessing the event from behind the screen of my phone, I am actually truly missing experiencing event. It came to the point that I thought, m...

September 1, 2017

BabbleStash helped us start a new family birthday tradition. I found the BabbleStash app from one of my friends. I was included in the Beta program where essentially we were testers finding bugs. As I played with the app, I record my daughter Sonia on her birthday aski...

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