Tag: responsibility

The Opioid of Choice

Masking Our Pain This blog isn’t about the opioid crisis. But the current epidemic use of opioids it a wonderful metaphor for another part of our lives. What do opioids do? More broadly, what do any painkillers do? They stop pain for a period of time. Or they at...

“No” Is a Complete Sentence

(Revised and expanded from the original, published in December 2, 2011) Do you have a problem telling people “No?” It seems many of my friends or acquaintances feel over-scheduled or stressed-out because of the demands they have put on themselves. Like attracts like, so I too fall into that...

Guidance and Responsibility

Theme for the Month of May The Global Vision: Spiritual Guidance and Personal Responsibility Theme for the Week of May 2: My Mind Is a Center of Divine Activity “We believe that life is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.” –  Ernest Holmes Do...

Train Your Brain!

Theme for the Week of March 14: Your Mind and How to Use It “We see a world in which humanity rediscovers the creative power of thought.” Do you believe we live in a world of choice? We do, even if we don’t always like the choices. It often...

Divine Compassion

Our thoughts become things. Most religious and spiritual beliefs teach this concept in one form or another. But what happens when tragedy or harm occurs in our life? Here’s what does NOT work: “That’s horrible! What do you think was in your consciousness to cause THAT?” NOT cool …...

Making Mother Smile

I used to frequent a very special beach on the Jersey Shore every year. It’s the only place like it in the area. While peaceful during the week, the weekends are full of crowds, many of who are not there for the beauty and uniqueness of this shoreline. A...

Why? Just WHY?!?”

Have you ever heard the expression, “Mind your own beeswax,” or used it yourself? I was an inquisitive child. My grandma Esther would use that phrase on me quite liberally when I was being too nosey about things that she thought didn’t concern me. The phrase is simply a...

Celebrating Our Failures

There is a danger about living our lives in a positive way. What’s that, you ask? We may feel ashamed when things don’t turn out the way we thought they would. We might feel that if our desires are sincere then the outcome should be assured. To avoid the...

Who Supports You?

Are you one of these persons that everyone calls in a crisis? Do you know just what to say and when? Have been there to take charge and calm the mob from burning the town? Perhaps not the later, though if you’ve done that do email me the details...

We Can’t Whine Our Way to Happiness

We’ve heard it before. Most if not all of us have done it before. What is “it”? It’s whining for what we want. Fill in the blank anyway you choose: I wanna new job. I wanna new boyfriend. I wanna a new/young/slimmer body. Whine, whine, whine! (Be sure to...