When we spill more than our drink

You can have it all. A phrase often used to encourage women to shoot for their dreams – all while having the perfect marriage, house, and family, complete with a dog. Yet the façade of perfection is deadly to the one putting on the show and to those who watch it. One...

Passing peace

Have you ever been anxious because someone else was anxious? Or have you ever felt serenity because someone else was exuding peace? Attitudes are contagious and can affect the room’s atmosphere. Sometimes there is good reason to be anxious.  Maybe we are facing a...

Walking in the light

Feelings are odd.  Feeling is what it means to be human, yet feelings are what we are taught to hide. Or if we do reveal our feelings, it is a sign of weakness. From an early age, if a kid cries on the playground, he is labeled a cry-baby, implying that showing...

Feel: A four-letter word?

I never fancied myself as much of a writer (and maybe you don’t see me as much of a writer either since I just used the word “fancied”).  I saw myself as a too matter-of-fact, rule-following person to have much use for flowery prose laden with...

You are the Light of the world

Have you ever noticed how much difference a little light can make?  Darkness never overpowers light, no matter how faint the flicker.  We have a little night light plugged into an outlet above our kitchen counter.  Even though it’s only a small light, when it is...