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Who Will You Be in 2021?
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

reflection of man in water

Many of us have lots of questions about what 2021 will bring. When will the pandemic end? Will I return to my job, or will I have to reinvent myself? Will the kids be able to get out of the house? Will I be allowed to go to a concert, travel, or visit my relatives? […]


Patience, Patience, Patience
by Ann Albers and the Angels

My dear friends, You have a saying on earth that “Patience is a virtue.” You understand intuitively that no matter how difficult life might be, you will weather it more easily with a bit of patience, for patience is a willingness to surrender yourself into the moment, to embrace the gifts and opportunities therein, and […]


My Cat is My Teacher
by Annette Cravera Goggio – Oakhurst, CA

Our animals spend time with us for a reason. They may come as a surprise, handed to us by a friend or lover, or even a truck driver stopped at a stoplight; or they may be hunted out, at animal shelters, pet shops or the internet—but they are always given to us because we need […]


Leave Your Fears Behind 
by Lawrence Doochin

A Book on Fear by Lawrence Doochin

Spiritual teachers have told us that life is unfolding in the now and that only the present moment exists. Scientists such as Albert Einstein have confirmed it. We think time is linear, but that’s because we don’t perceive the now. Our minds are constantly shifting from the past (memories) to the future (expectations). Both of these states of […]


Take Charge! Eleven Life-Changing Practices That Are Easy to Commit To
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

Every day is your new day–an opportunity to start fresh, an attempt at a redo, a chance to put our best mindset and footstep forward. There are hundreds of ways to do this, but here are just a few that alter all aspects of our human selves, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Drink Fewer Caffeinated […]


A Definition By Any Other Name…
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

“The company you keep defines who you are.” “We are who we associate with.” “Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are.” We have heard these sayings for decades. Now, we are sharing them on posters all over social media, which makes me wonder what aspect of our human intellect needs to promulgate the assumption. […]


Hold Yourself Well – The Great Divide by Toni-Cara Stellitano, LCSW – Commack, NY

lotus bud

“Thank you for sharing your thoughts,” has become a genuine reply that both calms me, and also feels true when parsing my way through this cultural great divide. Engagement, can otherwise feel like entrapment/entanglement, if we are not loving and holding ourselves well. Centered. Take responsibility for the way you are showing up in relationship […]


Peace and Happiness
by Owen Waters – Texas


Peace resides in the human heart. Inner peace creates outer peace in your relationships and in the effect that you have upon the global consciousness. Peace is a choice. It respects your boundaries and it respects the boundaries of others. When you set your boundaries and stop others from intruding into your space, when you […]


We Long For Freedom and Accountablity
by Mia Birdsong – Oakland, CA

How We Show Up by Mia Birdsong

The American Dream tells us that freedom is the state of being unburdened and unconstrained by others or systems. It’s about having choices and being able to fully express ourselves. It’s having the power to be who we want, go where we want, and do what we want. But we tend to understand it as […]


To Block, Unfriend, or Unfollow?
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

emptying out cell phone

“To block, unfriend, or unfollow… what do you do when encountering meanness on social media?” This question posed to Facebook friends received over 120 comments… everything from a three-strikes-you’re-out rule to a simple gesture of ignoring what is not appreciated. After reading the responses, though, I began to wonder if to feel guilty or not […]