The circumstances of your life at any moment don’t care about you at all, so don’t waste time or energy trying to change what you can’t control. One of the key components of the Stoic philosophy—one that has stood the test of time for thousands of years—is that to live our best life—our most #HeartspokenLife, […]
Are you feeding these monsters? They might include anger, jealousy, sorrow, regret, guilt, lies, greed, arrogance, resentment, self-pity, inferiority, superiority, and false pride.
Life is like a river, made up of many smaller streams. Are you taking care of the streams flowing into your life’s river to keep them unpolluted? As I crossed the low-water bridge on my walk this morning and marveled at the beautiful North Fork of the Shenandoah River, I recalled how different the river […]
Take just a moment to stop and listen—to really appreciate the miracle of hearing. It can change the trajectory of your whole day. My mother’s sister is 96 years old and has been deaf all her life. She has compensated well by cultivating all her other senses, but thinking about her has made me realize […]
Bad storms come—in weather and in life. But they never last forever. I took a break from the computer and was about to open the door to walk up the long driveway to the mailbox when I heard it—the ominous rumble of thunder and its warning of a storm moving in. I’d been so immersed […]
Paperless Post is a wildly popular service that makes it easy to send and track invitations and beautifully designed correspondence. I still love handwritten notes! Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know how passionate I am about personal handwritten notes and correspondence. They can’t be beat for meaningful connection and […]
The Communicator’s Companion: Devotions for Speakers and Writers by Jean Wise Reviewed by Elizabeth H. Cottrell5 out of 5 stars Sometimes a book comes along that provides a much-needed source of inspiration in just the right way at just the right time. This marvelous collection of devotions was just such a book for me, and […]
We always have a choice about whether we focus on our differences or look for common ground. Civil discourse is hard to find Today’s world seems to be so polarized and contentious, especially in the area of politics. My friends and I all agree that unless we know the political leanings of people we’re with, […]