I forgot why I was writing and almost walked away

Ah, the seduction of those few extra hours in bed.

The calling of Christmas day — only one week away. .

Surely a time for some respite from ALL THIS WORK? THE Godawful YEAR?

And then comes Christmas Day, followed by Boxing Day, followed by the day after Boxing Day,


You owe it to yourself

Don’t you just love it when you’re in that really good mood, and there’s a smile at the ready, willing to spring out at every nuance in the day?

That you see the funny side of life in that moment and seem to be living lighter?

Akin to when teens…


Living consciously and curiously is my better choice, methinks

“The unexamined life is not worth living” said Socrates

The way I understand this quote is that in order to live life fully, I also need to look to improve: gain in wisdom, and have more compassion any way I can.

This quote does make me feel better about being…


The pandemic blues have finally hit and I’m fantasizing about normalcy

Yes, after nine months spent ever so diligently avoiding COVID (successfully to date, although never say never), I am officially BORED.

As a disciple of habit, I thought this would never get old for me, but maybe I’m not quite as dull as I suspected.

I’ve been outside daily, getting…


A Mantra for living a more harmonious existence — with all that’s going on

“Live And Let Live”

Such a simple mantra. It feels so much like a simple truth we can all abide by, right?

And yet, these days, one only has to watch TV to see that allowing others to live as they choose, is antithetical to the world we live in. …


The bliss of finding a storytelling medium that works for him

It’s always wonderful to hear about people who are natural storytellers, either in-company or in written form.

Watching these individuals get fired up by their rapt audience is also captivating. Their ease kicks in, and they’re at one with the story.

Their face would take on a warm glow —…


The G-word, fueled by envy is an ugly thing

Gossip — Such an ugly thing . . .

And yet appealing in so many ways.

I feel gossip is an excellent indicator of where we are in our respective lives. …


Choosing who we listen to and learning from life’s mistakes can help

—So speaketh the prophet, John Wayne.

I know, this quote sounds pretty harsh — but then, this is JW. We can’t necessarily expect loving overtures from the man, the cowboy, the legend.

And it tickled me, for various reasons, including just how ‘on brand’ it was for him. …


The power in having a side hustle

Wasn’t this what our parents warned us? — The danger of hoping too much for that one thing and having no Plan B.

Sounds wise. After all, with age, you realize the prudence in hedging your bets, not having your heart broken by dreams that don’t transpire.

And didn’t parents…


A rule I try to live by

I can’t recall where I heard this initially, but I’ve always loved its simplicity and wisdom.

Imagine living life by this philosophy, of aspiring only to speak when these rules apply.

This is who I want to be. You?

Kindness

Kindness is underrated, in my opinion. Who doesn’t like being a…

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Compassionate champion of the human condition and its potential. In awe of this experiment called Life. Writes about emotions, acceptance, empathy, action.

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