Starting the Day with a Little Meditation

I keep this little book on my nightstand. When I wake up, one of the first things I do is read the entry for the day. While I don’t follow a formal religion, I do believe in God and I find that when I make the effort to keep my communication with Spirit open, it...

A Marriage Quiz: How Are We Doing?

Do you ever take the temperature of your marriage?  Is it doing OK?  Fireworks still there?  Not bad, but not great either? Or so cold, rigor mortis is setting in?  Marital relationships are so complex it isn't easy to determine how...

Labor Day Thoughts

For millions of people, getting the day off on Labor Day isn’t a problem. The unemployment numbers are in the double digits in many states, 9.7 at latest count for the United States. Sadly, as pointed out in the New York Times article Out of Work and Too Down to...

Trying Hard Not to be Disgusted With Myself

The Devil Invented Low-Fat Ice Cream Last week I did everything I could to avoid the scale. Usually Saturday morning is my weigh-in day. You know how you can tell, without even getting on the scale, that the news is not going to be good? Saturday, Sunday, Monday, were...