Category: Interconnectedness

Can I Trust You?

Truth, Integrity, and Lying by Omission (A reprint and updated version of “Can I Trust You,” from July 2016) Are you a trust worthy person? I’m sure you probably are. I sincerely believe people usually do the right thing when it comes to honesty. But, are there trust issues...

Have You Just About Had It?

How are you currently handling the barrage of media information? I lived through the Ronald Reagan years in California when President Reagan was governor of that state, as well as remembering his presidency. Suffice it to say I have a pretty good idea of what it was like to...

I Demand Justice!

Revenge v. Justice Haven’t you ever wanted to see someone who’d hurt you “get what they deserve?” Most of us have. Grandma Esther used to say, “Every dog has its day.” Rest assured she wanted to be there to watch it happen, if not personally take part in the...

Listen up, Buttercup!

Do You REALLY Listen? “YOU’RE NOT LISTENING TO ME!” How many times in your life has someone screamed that at you? I’ve been on the receiving end of that frustrating communication. And, speaking solely for myself, I have to say that almost without fail when those words were thrust...

Point of Order

How’s your knowledge of parliamentary procedure? I’m spending five days right now with a couple thousand teenagers from all over the globe who already know far more that I do about the subject. I’m in New York City for the 2017 National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) conference....

“Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you.”

Do you know where your cell phone is? Perhaps not. Many of us misplace them more often than we’d like to admit. Today, of all days, we might take a moment to appreciate why we have them in our lives. It was 141 years ago today, in 1876, that...

Similar and Different

Have you ever met someone, thought how similar you were, but then discovered some glaringly different beliefs? It can be most unsettling. We think we’re on the same wavelength and suddenly realize this isn’t true at all. I remember accepting a temporary secretarial position many years ago that required...

The Small Stuff

It’s the little things that make a difference in our lives. We have the choice whether seemingly insignificant events are going to produce happiness, sorrow, regret or gratitude, among many other emotions. In fact, it’s the small stuff that can actually be a life saver for us. In Sir...

Do You Want to Be Alone?

Theme for the week of April 11: You Cannot Disconnect From Life Affirmation: We see a world in which we live and grow as One Global Family that respects and honors the interconnectedness of all life. Do you ever want to get away from it all? As complicated as...

Powerful Healing

Theme for the month of April The Global Vision:  Kinship With All Life Theme for the week of April 4: Place No Limit On Principle We believe in healing through the power of this Mind.” – Ernest Holmes Did you know that some people won’t pray for the “little...