Turning pain into beauty

Shortly after I published my novel, An Incomplete Love Story, I remember asking if I finally had permission to post romantic, or mushy stuff. The responses were entertaining and generally positive.The most common question I get is whether it is based on true life, or is it fiction. Suffice to say it's a dumbed down [...]

Fanning our rage

Fear is driven by need.The moment we give up on the need, the fear subsides.Our need to be significant to those who are significant to us drives most of the fears that may fan our rage at the world.But only for as long as we still have hope that there is a chance for us [...]

Know your worth

How many of us spend our lives trying to convince turkeys that they're eagles, and in the process, sabotage our own growth and happiness?To quote another piece of old school wisdom, birds of a feather flock together.If you don't know your own nature, you will associate with those who are not aligned with your goals [...]

That empty bench…

The saddest scene for me has always been the abandoned park bench.It echoes with profound intensity the pervasive isolation that too many experience, but too few reveal.There is a shame that is carried upon the broken wings of abandonment that anchors us in that space between wanting to create beauty in this world, while believing [...]

Soul food

The physical form demands fulfilment, while the soul demands peace.Too often, we mistake the fulfilment of our physical needs to be soul food, and we neglect our soul.As this soul food grows familiar, we seek ever more creative ways to get that fulfilment leading us further into indulgence, and away from peace.Soul food is the [...]

Soul food doesn’t feed the ego

Be careful about advice that makes you feel good but doesn't resolve anything.Things that make us feel good either provides us with an emotional high and feeds our ego, or with a spiritual high and feeds our soul.When we strike a healthy balance between the two, we find peace.So, be careful of people that only [...]