AoM Journaling Challenge Day 13: On Worry

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Perform a mind dump of everything you’re worried about. From the leaky dishwasher to your family member’s poor health — get it all out. Dwight D. Eisenhower did it, and it significantly helped him manage his stress. Just as your body needs to…cleanse itself of waste, Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 6: On Manliness

The challenge for Day 5 was to write a personal letter to someone and I kept that challenge for my self. So, we’ve skipped a day and moved on to challenge number six. Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Pick a quote from our 80-ish quotes on manhood and reflect on why Continue Reading →

Rain & Relaxation >> Sunday Sense

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby   ~~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)  American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. It is a rainy, gray Sunday in Connecticut. Normally, I’m Continue Reading →

Children & Art >> Sunday Sense

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso  (Spanish Artist and Painter: 1881-1973) Here is one of the first Sunday Sense posts I’ve done in a while. I hope it inspires all you readers with children in your lives. Continue Reading →

Going on a Break: Friendship edition

Recently, a friend and I came to the agreement to go on a break. I think this quote succinctly describes part of what went wrong. “A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly Continue Reading →

A Father’s Worth >> Sunday Sense

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert quotes (English metaphysical Poet and Clergyman, 1593-1633) Happy Father’s Day! This Sunday Sense quote is pretty straight forward! Hope all the fathers out there enjoy their special  day. To those single mothers out there, Happy Father’s Day to you, too! Continue Reading →

The Power of Words >> Sunday Sense

This Sunday Sense post was inspired by Kim’s May 15th, 2011 post (It’s a Beautiful Day and I Can’t See It) on her blog The Creative Addiction Blog. It is the first ever video “Sunday Sense” post. I watched it there first and haven’t been able to forget it since. Despite the fact Continue Reading →

Happiness & Sharing >> Sunday Sense

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the one candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha  (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.) In last week’s “Sunday Sense” I reflected on what it truly means Continue Reading →

Fear & Lies >> Sunday Sense

We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us.  But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.                                          ~Tad Williams (American Author, March 14, 1957) This Continue Reading →

Motivation & Misery >> Sunday Sense

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer (American self-help advocate, author, and lecturer; May 10, 1940) Barring the big things like curing yourself of illness, for example, I think this quote is generally true. Sometimes, we have to motivate ourselves to Continue Reading →