Grabbing an Opportunity

It is not the cards we are dealt that decide our happiness; it is how we respond to the situation. Every turn of the road we have an opportunity to view ourselves as a victim or choose to be the hero in our own life. This is not something imaginary. As the Molecules of Emotion by Candace…

Buddha Oakland

Video from KarmaTube This video is a wonderful reminder how pushing or the use of force is not always the best approach to accomplish something. When Dan Stevenson placed a stone Buddha across the street from his house in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood, it was out of desperation. The corner had become an impromptu dump. City…

In the Beginning

There has been an explosion of research over the past decade that shows how important the first few years of a child’s life are in terms of social, emotional, and cognitive development. For many years, preschool and infant toddler care providers have focused on helping children compensate and overcome traumatic experiences and home life deficits.…

Calling

A film by Kim Nicole Holl. Video from KarmaTube “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau. Roger Hanson, a retired schoolteacher and an ocean advocate, has always loved the sea. He felt he was called to live near the ocean after a chance encounter…

Your Tank

Many years ago when I first met Dr. Bruce Lipton he told me that our emotions were like the gauges on the dashboard of our car. They let us know if a situation was good or not good for our biology. Today I would like to elaborate on that metaphor and explain how you can…

Kindness Unites

Video from KarmaTube How do you bring kindness into the world when you see such big problems? This was the question that inspired two people with a simple idea to make the world a better place and in the process ended up creating a worldwide organization for peace. In 2006, Jill McManigal, a mother of…