Inspiration

The Prodigal Son Revisited (or, please unlock the pearly gates!)

We’re all familiar with the story of the prodigal son, right? The parable can be found in the Bible, Luke 15:11-12, but here’s a refresher: A father had two sons, the younger of whom asked for and received an early inheritance. He quickly left home and squandered the money. Some time later, the prodigal

The Prodigal Son Revisited (or, please unlock the pearly gates!)2019-07-24T09:01:24-04:00

Obstacles (or, life is like an oyster)

Funny thing about obstacles – even though we view them as temporary roadblocks on the highway of life, very often they lead us on a completely different journey. You’ve no doubt read the inspiring stories of “average” people who suffer an unthinkable tragedy and use it to create a lasting, positive legacy – quite

Obstacles (or, life is like an oyster)2019-07-24T09:01:28-04:00

Living a Meaningful Life (or, survive and thrive!)

Viktor Frankel, psychiatrist and concentration camp survivor, is the author of one of the most spiritually significant books of all time – Man’s Search for Meaning. In it, Frankel describes how human beings derive meaning from the events in our lives, particularly through our suffering. His inspirational words comfort those who strive to make

Living a Meaningful Life (or, survive and thrive!)2019-07-24T09:01:34-04:00

Follow your bliss (or, perhaps it’s time for a nose ring)

We’ve all heard of the midlife crisis, right? Some of us are hit hard, as in the “get-a-divorce-and-buy-a-sports-car” kind of crisis. Others can get away with just a nose ring or tattoo, or maybe even a boob job. The thing is, the root of the crisis is the same – as we age, we

Follow your bliss (or, perhaps it’s time for a nose ring)2019-07-24T09:10:33-04:00

The Power of Perspective (or, if the shoe fits, wear it!)

“A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to study the prospects for expanding business. One sends back a telegram saying: ‘SITUATION HOPELESS STOP NO ONE WEARS SHOES.’ The other writes back triumphantly, ‘GLORIOUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY STOP THEY HAVE NO SHOES’” (excerpted from The Art of Possibility by Zander &

The Power of Perspective (or, if the shoe fits, wear it!)2019-07-24T09:19:20-04:00

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Goats (or, head butts can be useful)

This week, I'm going to regale you with tales from the Brown Family Farm - specifically, goat stories presented in pictures. Buddy, our tan and white goat is a polled (naturally non-horned), neutered male, and Lily, is a tri-color, horned female. They are Myotonic goats, otherwise known as fainters. Buddy and Lily are sweet

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Goats (or, head butts can be useful)2019-07-24T09:19:12-04:00

Learning to Love Ourselves (or, playing to a fickle audience)

I recently read a quote from Abraham-Hicks that has huge implications for just about all aspects of life, not the least of which is our prison system. You cannot restore someone to their Connection with Source by belittling them or by punishing them or by being disgusted with them. It is only through love

Learning to Love Ourselves (or, playing to a fickle audience)2019-07-24T09:19:03-04:00

Creativity Revisited (or, it’s a matter of life and death!)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about our recent tour of the Mauthausen concentration camp (if you missed it, you can find it here). In the visitor’s center at the end of the tour, a particular exhibit caught my eye. It described a baby named Hana, who was – miraculously – born in the

Creativity Revisited (or, it’s a matter of life and death!)2019-07-24T09:18:54-04:00