I was an ambitious young thing twenty-five years ago. I was working hard to make all the right moves so I could have a successful, and therefore well-paying, career. I dreamed of being a photographer, but I didn’t see how that was going to make any money, so I floundered around looking…Read More
“I can’t do it!” She said with tears streaming down her face. Her brightly colored, rainbow hair, which usually made her look like a gorgeous manga character, instead made her look like a sad clown. It was a week before we were to leave…Read More
When I hear the term “peer pressure,” I think of kids egging each other on to do things they wouldn’t normally do. But a series of conversations I’ve had this week unveiled how adults are suffering from peer pressure too.
These pressures reveal themselves in one ubiquitous word… SHOULD.Read More
A few weeks ago I almost yelled at a young woman in the makeup store. Like everyone else in the world, I have a lot of different feelings, but anger is one that doesn’t show up for me very often; so I’m always surprised…Read More
Have you ever looked into the eyes of another and seen them without any labels, without any preconceived ideas, without judgement — simply seen their pure potential, the light of their soul?Read More
One day there was a knock at my door, I opened it and on the porch were two young men in gray dress slacks and white button-down shirts, carrying clipboards. Crap, why did I open the door I thought, what on earth are they going to try to sell me?Read More
Am I my body? Am I my thoughts?
Am I… my habits? my past? my relationships? my accomplishments? my illnesses? my possessions? my intentions? All of these? None of these?… I’m going to depart from my normal way of things by asking you to do something.Read More