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One Great Tip for Managing Relationships During the Holidays

Spoiler Alert: It is not about them.

As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, many of us will have the opportunity to gather with family and friends. 537 more words

Surrendered Life

I'm incapable of love

I have never loved another.  I am incapable of this task alone.

I have not even loved a cat, a dog, a tree, myself, no one. 209 more words

12 Steps to a Better (Mindful) Life

I realize that many people may view 12-step programs such as AA as being cultish. I get it. Before I was ready to truly admit I am an alcoholic, I felt much the same way. 788 more words


fāz/Past Perfect

This painting is a meditation; a contemplation, on the child, youth and young man in me.

This is an icon of innocence; a tete-a-tete with the spirit of longing, aging and the illusion of time; an understanding that he is still part of me, always was and always will be, and always still needing my love and recognition that makes him real and makes me whole. 52 more words


Vs. II - Content vs. Satisfied

Contentment and satisfaction are two more states of mind that often get confused, and unfortunately often at great risk of inner peace. Like in the last post I am not going to go by any dictionary definition, but by my own perceptions of the terms. 123 more words


Toxic People Trend (Part 2 of 3): You've Been Dissed

So, you’ve been deemed toxic. You’ve been cut off from someone who has a different goal than you, who cannot maintain their spirituality with you around, or who feels that you are going to poison them in some way with your negativity. 926 more words

Spiritual Journal

Illusion and Factual Frugality

But when it comes to our routine choices and decisions, most of act as though we are by no means strangers and nomads here below. We assume that we belong here, that this is our fatherland, that our security is enhanced by a higher salary, a paid-up mortgage, and adequate coverage by insurance. 119 more words