FINDING THE CENTER OF LOVE IN THE CENTER OF ANXIETY

On Saturday, I went to a special mass with my family, that was being said for my father. It was an abbreviated mass but the homily was just as poignant as it would have been on any given Sunday. A New Opportunity to Discover Love. In a world full of signals, it is easy toContinue reading “FINDING THE CENTER OF LOVE IN THE CENTER OF ANXIETY”

CASE OF THE MONDAYS: AN ORDINARY WORLD

“If you pursue happiness, you are an ordinary person. If happiness pursues you, you are an extraordinary person. Do not chase happiness; let it chase you.” Peter Deunov Happiness, I believe, is the preliminary stage to contentment. It is the verb to the noun. A first taste to get us motivated to live our livesContinue reading “CASE OF THE MONDAYS: AN ORDINARY WORLD”

THE MEASURE OF A BETTER MAN: INTEGRITY DEFINED

Over time, we are exposed to enough experiences, that integrity, the values we espouse and aspire to, are defined for us. We don’t have to search to deeply for the answers. Secondary Thinking First. What Separates the Men from the Boys. We are quick to react because our attention spans are weak. You react toContinue reading “THE MEASURE OF A BETTER MAN: INTEGRITY DEFINED”

I LOVE YOU MEANS SO MANY THINGS

Lately, I have been thinking about the phrase, “I love you.” A phrase, I have only used, as an adult, when my heart, head,gut and even my soul are in alignment. Actually, that is not true. I have often said because it was said to me first. How often have you said it just becauseContinue reading “I LOVE YOU MEANS SO MANY THINGS”

COFFEE TALK: MASLOW’S HIERARCHY

Giving you something to sip on…Admit it, we all love our hustle porn. “Self-actualized people…live more in the real world of nature than in the man-made mass of concepts, abstractions, expectations, beliefs and stereotypes that most people confuse with the world.” Abraham Maslow

MORNING LOVE: THE STOIC LIFE

Live in stoicism. We are human, perfectly imperfect, finding our own way, which sometimes is a longer journey. Our battles are own. We decide how circumstances will affect us. The power we hold is nobody’s to take away. As human beings, we may feel defeated at times, we almost thrive in the complex but simplicityContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: THE STOIC LIFE”

MORNING LOVE: SEEKING COMFORT

We can’t help ourselves. What is familiar, what is comfortable determines much of how we live our lives, as well as the relationships we keep. This can sometimes be to our detriment. Shenpa is the feeling of being “stuck.” The emotional grab when we feel our back is against the wall. The familiarity of ourContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: SEEKING COMFORT”

BOOK REVIEW: TAKING THE LEAP BY PEMA CHODRON

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” Pema Chodron I was lucky enough to discover the works of Buddhist nun Pema Chodron through a friend of mine. I saw him on my trip last trip to Boston and he gave “Take the leap: Freeing ourselves from old habits andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: TAKING THE LEAP BY PEMA CHODRON”