Real Love is Intentional

Real Love is Intentional

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so...
Diffuse the Anger Bomb.

Diffuse the Anger Bomb.

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” Aristotle We’ve probably...
Freeing Our True Self

Freeing Our True Self

The pressures of life, the pain in our past, and the stress perspective we choose all swirl around us, and even more so within us. There’s not a woman who can honestly say that she’s unaffected by it all. And because of the storm, we react–if not...
Put Away Childish Things

Put Away Childish Things

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.1 Corinthians [13:11], KJV It was New Year’s Eve. I stood in a very long line in a store, waiting to check out. I needed...
What Hallmark Christmas Movies and Heartlifting Have in Common

What Hallmark Christmas Movies and Heartlifting Have in Common

“He went to the church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and for, and patted the children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of homes, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him...
Happy Can Be Very Hard

Happy Can Be Very Hard

After a heated dispute, we each undertook an assignment for the next class: to engage in one pleasurable activity and one philanthropic activity, and write about both. The results were life-changing. The afterglow of the “pleasurable” activity (hanging out with...