The Benefits of Daydreaming

“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force … We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.” ~ Max Planck, Theoretical Physicist “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Continue reading “The Benefits of Daydreaming”

Staying in the Present Moment

“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” ~ Eckhart Tolle “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Okay, I admit it,Continue reading “Staying in the Present Moment”

Writing is Better with a Buddy

Stacy Bennett is a late-blooming author, currently living in the suburban wilds of New Jersey. Mixing her love of nature, psychology and contradictions, her stories tend toward interior conflicts blended with generous world-building. A classic author trope in many ways – cat lover, coffee drinker, and tending to talk too much to people who can’tContinue reading “Writing is Better with a Buddy”

The Beauty of Serendipity

“The more I draw and write, the more I realize that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.” ~Continue reading “The Beauty of Serendipity”

Kindness is Contagious

“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be’ – she always called me Elwood – ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.” ~ James StewartContinue reading “Kindness is Contagious”