Doris Wrote: “Beth, you mentioned that you have raised a number of children, and it sounds like they turned out good. Can you help me with my daughter? She has a 4 year old daughter who is running the house. I feel helpless. My granddaughter Continue reading Reader asks for help with Daughter’s Parenting woes
Hawaii, with its Asian influence, has afforded many deep insights into finding peace and happiness within. A concept I heard decades ago has crossed my path half a dozen times this year: Wabi Sabi. A friend just sent me Arielle Ford’s book Wabi Sabi Love Continue reading How to Succeed: Embrace Imperfection!
Olaf Isaachsen once said, “I like you to the extent that I’m comfortable with myself in your presence.” If we look at our close friends – not business contacts or acquaintances, we know their real gift to us is the comfort they bring us. True Continue reading The Comfort of Real Friendship
For two months I have slogged through life. Some days brighter than others. Still doing my job. Still able to “show up” on stage and be present for others. But my heart hasn’t been in it. I wouldn’t say I’ve been depressed. To me, that Continue reading On Grief ~ Renewal ~ Resurrection
Friends are good for us. You know that. A friend is someone who just accepts you the way you are. And when you aren’t being yourself, they let you know. Friends are important for survival. They improve our immune system and provide us with biological Continue reading Friends ARE Benefits
When we surrender to love, we surrender to our mortality and to our human-ness. It is in these moments that our compassion grows. The lovers of the world become the conscience for our world community. In our knowing about love and loss, social justice is formed. Continue reading The Terrible Truth About Love
Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well.” — Robert Heinlein “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery “When the happiness of another person becomes as essential Continue reading Quotables ~ Relationships