The Stories We Tell Ourselves

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ~ Brené Brown People are like stained-glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if their light isContinue reading “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”

Drama Fatigue

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~ Wayne Dyer “You know the value of every article of merchandise, but ifContinue reading “Drama Fatigue”

Plumbing the Depths

“I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.”- Sheng Yen was a Buddhist Monk. “Your life is an occasion, rise to it.” – Mr. Magorium, a fictional character from the 2007 film Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium and was played by Dustin Hoffman. Recently, Julie Luek wrote an interestingContinue reading “Plumbing the Depths”

Memories of India

“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield Seventeen years ago this month, Barry and I arrived home from ourContinue reading “Memories of India”

The Smile that Hides

Sometimes a smile hides pain, instead of showing joy. I know this from experience. I was reminded of that the other day when I was watching The Best of the Oprah Show on OWN. The episode was with Dr. Robert Holden the founder of the Happiness Project in England. Five people had volunteered to takeContinue reading “The Smile that Hides”