Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
The fundamentalist seeks to bring down a great deal more than buildings. Such people are against, to offer just a brief list, freedom of speech, a multi-party political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women’s rights, pluralism, secularism, short skits, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex. There are tyrants, not Muslims.
Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Patricia Cornwell is the world’s number one bestselling crime writer. Pretty amazing achievement isn’t it? She has sold over one hundred million books. Now that may not sound like a lot, but trust me when you’re a writer it’s an insane amount. Patricia created the beloved Dr. Kay Scarpitta. But success did not come right away for Patricia. She worked at it. And she has great stories to tell of ingenuity, imagination and perseverance and how she put all the… Read More
You might remember him from the cute little boy on The Cosby Show. Well, he is all grown up and a talented singer and director. Today we learn all about what he’s up to. Take a listen. http://www.podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=780&pid=566259
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog. I’m sorry to have been missing in action. An extra full plate is partially responsible. Endless blessings. But, I experienced something a few days ago that lit a fire and made me want to share it with you. I’m sometimes obsessed with time passing. I often retrace my life back to events that have led to especially meaningful moments or milestones. I wrote an earlier blog about it. I concluded… Read More
Phil Rosenthal was the creator and executive producer of the hit show Everybody Loves Raymond. He has a new show on PBS called I’ll Have What Phil is Having. He travels the world and enjoys food and shares it with us all. Today he will share a lot with us. Take a listen.
Loyalty is hard to find. Trust is easy to lose. Actions speak louder than words.
The morning felt delicious, as did the liberating thrill of pedaling a bike out of Paris to the woods. For the past two weeks I had been imagining myself beneath a canopy of shimmering poplars, drinking in their green brew. And now here we were, on a family bike outing, a picnic lunch in our backpacks, the weather clear and warm. We got on the bike path, a block away, and rode up to the Parc de la Villette, then… Read More
It’s the time of year when there are so many opportunities to live your life in love and service. So much need. So many outlets. And often the holidays can be lonely times, but if you are giving to others who are makes you feel so good. So it’s a win, win. Today’s Wednesday Worksheet helps you organize how you will give back this Holiday Season!
The New York City Marathon has taken place outside my window all day today. I heard them setting up the barricades and podiums at five am and twelve hours later there are many hours to go before the last people will cross the finish line. While I’m not a runner myself, I see the lessons in the act of running a marathon as well as the metaphor of the marathon itself. Fifty thousand people set off this morning to run… Read More
William Powers is the author of the bestselling book Hamlet’s Blackberry; which poses the important question of how do we live a balanced life in the high paced, dopamine driven, instant gratification fueled digital age. To find some answers Powers turns back the clock, way back, all the way to Socrates, Plato and Seneca, and from there he moves forward to the present and focuses on seven key figures, who he refers to as The Seven Philosophers of the Screen. His… Read More
Wallace (Wally) Shawn is a master of many trades. He is an award winning playwright. His plays include Aunt Dan and Lemon, Grasses of a Thousand Colors and The Designated Mourner, which is also a film starring Mike Nichols. He co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre which he starred in with Andre Gregory. Wally is paparazzi identifiable thanks to his roles in The Princess Bride, Clueless and Gossip Girl, to name just a few. His voice is known… Read More