The Importance of Pillars

Today, in my corner of the world, we had a really awesome break from winter. The temperature topped out in the low 70s and broke all the records. Normally, February in New York is cold and snowy and, since I don't ski or snowmobile or snowshoe, it's absolutely miserable. The only consolation I take is…

It’s All In Our Minds (Or How to Save the World)

What the hell is going on? Another school shooting. Another church shooting. Parents killing their own children. Children killing their parents. Most of these stories don't even affect us much anymore. Unless the story is particularly disturbing. The so-called "Las Vegas Shooter" is still capturing headlines. And the entire world took notice of that atrocity.…

Feeling Stuck

The last couple of days, it's been more difficult for me to press on and continue moving forward. I feel like shutting down and just not doing anything except lie on the couch and watch Netflix all day. I don't want to keep reaching and do the things I have to do to keep moving…

Our Beautiful Minds

I have to say I never knew. I had no idea. I didn't even think to challenge the way I thought. I didn't know to challenge what I knew and how I knew it. Man, what a fool I've been. I'm kidding, of course. Sort of.  Because I kinda feel like I have been a…

Conceited vs. Self-Love

"I think self-love and self-confidence is like money. If you're an asshole and you gain self-confidence then you will be more of an asshole. But if you are a good person and you gain self-confidence and self-love then you'll be an even better person. You'll be able to do a lot of good in the…

Moving Into Each Day

I woke-up today not in a good space. My arthritis is flaring in my hands (typing this is not fun) and my knees, and emotionally I wasn't in a good place. The same old questions popped in my mind: "Why even keep going on?" "What's the point?" "Why keep trying?" I'm not talking about suicide.…