Routines and Ruts

“As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.” ~ Henry Van Dyke “I saw my mother in a different light. We all need to do that. You have to be displaced from what’s comfortable and routine, and then you get to see things withContinue reading “Routines and Ruts”


“Most discoveries even today are a combination of serendipity and of searching.” ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee “In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is dues to our efforts.” ~ Peter McWilliams “I’ve always loved life, and I’ve never known what’s ahead. IContinue reading “Serendipity”

Curiosity and Wonder

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” –Eleanor Roosevelt “Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.” –Linus Pauling “Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.” –VictorContinue reading “Curiosity and Wonder”

Leave Behind Something of Value

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ― Napoleon Hill “Most people take the limits of their vision to be the limits of the world. A few do not. Join them.” – Arthur Schopenhauer “You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn theirContinue reading “Leave Behind Something of Value”

My Dream is Not Your Dream, and That’s Okay

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou “Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith toContinue reading “My Dream is Not Your Dream, and That’s Okay”