An Unholy Anniversary, Part III

A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Individually, we sparkle. Together, we light the way. ~Me November 8, 2016 will forever be etched in my brain. I remember being surprised that I was so emotional about casting my vote for who I thought … Continue reading An Unholy Anniversary, Part III

Plant It Forward

*Image courtesy of Plant-It-Forward If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Edison A few years back, Teresa O’Donnell, a Houston resident and corporate executive who had co-founded a successful software company, was charged with finding a way for her company to invest in “community wellbeing.” “Community … Continue reading Plant It Forward

Why We’re Doing Better Than You Might Think

Movement is the big secret behind getting stuff done. ~Gary Halbert Flip on the news, and it's hard to watch. It's been that way for three years now. "BREAKING NEWS" banners don't get a break, and neither do we. This is a shock-and-awe campaign of a presidency, and for many of us, it's been demoralizing. … Continue reading Why We’re Doing Better Than You Might Think

Your Hero’s Journey

Do, or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to be confident. ~Carrie Fisher Yesterday would have been Carrie Fisher's birthday. She's best known as the tough but elegant Princess Leia in Star Wars. She would have been 63, but her … Continue reading Your Hero’s Journey

You’re Part of The Community of Helpers

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. ~Zig Zigler Today has been one of those days that slips through your fingers like so many grains of sand. A blink of an eye ago I woke up. And yet, here I am and it's already early(ish) … Continue reading You’re Part of The Community of Helpers

The Rise of the MSNBC Mom

Everyone needs to be an activist in this world. ~Sarah Corbitt, founder of Craftivist Collective I read an article last week about Rachel Maddow. (Side note that it was a great article, and you should go check it out HERE.) But in the midst of its description of Maddow's rise in popularity, it referred to … Continue reading The Rise of the MSNBC Mom

Choose to Be Kind

If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that God has left for you to complete. But if you only see what is wrong and what is ugly in the world, then it is you yourself that needs repair. ~Rabbi Menachem … Continue reading Choose to Be Kind