Grateful to Be Alive

“May you live in interesting times.” ~ Chinese Curse “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward “Gratitude is not only theContinue reading “Grateful to Be Alive”

The Downside of Being Self-Employed

I love being self-employed, and yet, I have to admit that sometimes I get an idea for a new project and go headlong into creating it before I have the last one completed, or at least up and running smoothly. In April I started a Patreon Community. Then I went on a three week vacationContinue reading “The Downside of Being Self-Employed”

New Post Series

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mentalContinue reading “New Post Series”

Where is the Love?

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist Ever since I started my Story-Power podcast, I’ve been trying to put my finger on the ultimate reason I love stories so much. I’ve talked with several guests about how we humansContinue reading “Where is the Love?”

The Effort of Control

“I can do nothing for you but work on myself … you can do nothing for me but work on yourself.” ~ Ram Dass “Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.” ~ Tao Te Ching Some years ago I learned a big lesson. The only thing I can control is myself. These pastContinue reading “The Effort of Control”