The Tide Has Turned, Finally

“One thing is certain, change is inevitable.” ~ James Calvin Sage “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” ~ Harold Wilson Have you ever been in, or seen, or read about a situation and it just feels wrong? I have felt that manyContinue reading “The Tide Has Turned, Finally”

Music Soothes the Soul

Cindy Midgorden is a retired elementary school music teacher.  After 35 years of teaching she has heard, and told, many stories!  Some of her favorite lessons included using classroom instruments to bring storybooks to life.   Life during retirement includes teaching piano lessons to young students as well as being a part of her church’sContinue reading “Music Soothes the Soul”

Opening My Heart

“If you keep your heart open you can meet people who change your life.” ~ Sam Levinson “I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.” ~ Chief Joseph Just recently it occurred to me that I have a tendency to protect myself. I want to be an open hearted person, butContinue reading “Opening My Heart”

Podcasts, Movies and More

My guest today, Trevor Valenzuela, is another former student of mine. As with most of the other students, we met when he took the acting I class. We have an extra connection through podcasting. He knows a lot about movies and it was fun talking with him about our mutual love of them. As youContinue reading “Podcasts, Movies and More”

My Kind of Story

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist “Self-acknowledgment boosts your emotional and spiritual immunity, giving you the strength you need to release the past and rise above fear, doubt or resignation.” ~ Debbie Ford As I’ve written here manyContinue reading “My Kind of Story”