Tools

When I was around five years old, my father set aside some of his small hand tools in a toolbox for me to use. Often in the evenings or weekends when my father was working on a project, I would be there with him fashioning something from scrapes of wood he had discarded. Unfortunately, my…

Pay Attention

When I was growing up I must have heard the phrase “Pay attention” at least a trillion times. “Pay attention to what you are doing,” “Pay attention to what you are saying.” “Pay attention to what you are thinking.” It wasn’t until a more recent re-reading of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra that…

Repurposing

Neo-natal kittens need 24 hour care, because they need to be fed every few hours. The animal shelter didn’t have 24-hour, around-the-clock staff to care for these neo-natal kittens, but an ingenious solution was hatched that brought love, joy, and purpose back into many senior citizens lives. This video is a beautiful and touching account…

Harmony

What if we were taught to settle all our disagreements through a form of creative expression that captivated and inspired instead of hurting or destroying? What if we learned from a very early age that through the arts we could fully express ourselves and restore balance in our body, mind, and spirit? What if we…

Peace

When I was growing up, my mother often tried to end battles between siblings by saying, “Peace begins at home.” In those situations she was referring to peace in the house. I think the statement is accurate, but I actually think “home” refers to our body. When there is peace and harmony within us, we…

At Peace

The idea of having everyone do what I want and possibly fulfill my every desire may create a temporary delusional high, but I don’t think that approach to life could really give me long-lasting happiness or bring about inner peace. I have found that I experience inner peace when I am deeply connected to my…