Perspective Shifts

  Just saw this stop-motion animated movie and wow.   This truly was cleverly and profoundly developed. The short sends a great message in terms of what it takes to make a relationship stable, when things feel clearly unstable. This was a great realization of what love endures, and how it survives. And you get it […]

Focus on Love

  In a busy life filled with demands, expectations, duty and upholding your own personal values and laws, it’s important to recognize love in between all of that hubbub. As humans, we grow and evolve, and man… do we ever invent and reinvent. And improve. And better. And things get done faster. Way, way faster. […]

How Do I Love Me?

  “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”. Sonnet 43 of Sonnets from the Portuguese hit the hearts of so many lovers and hopeless romantics, connecting with Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s words, and rightfully so. Her words leap high and dive deeply into the heart of love. And while this classic poem had intentions strictly […]

Embracing Maleficent

  When it comes to the villain of all villains in Disney movies, the name Maleficent felt like the best synonym for evil. When I saw the 1959 Sleeping Beauty tale, I met Maleficent for the first time. And though I can assure you there are were are some dark fantasies where I might desire […]

Three Wrenches Thrown Into Your Thinking Machine

Honor Thy Inner Voice of Reason!  Recognize the three wrenches thrown into your thinking machine. 1) The Unproductive Filter:  Remove the bad, keep the good. That’s the process in filtering. But instead, you find yourself looking for and dwelling in the bad. By nature we tend to focus on what’s wrong instead of appreciating what’s right, don’t we? But just one word […]

What Did You Just Say?

What did you just say? Reclaim control of your inner dialogue.  We spend majority of our lives speaking to others. We do a lot of vocalizing. We have also appreciated the opposite, where meditation allows us to silence our mind and calm our spirit. It made me wonder, though. How many people who experience frustration in reaching any kind […]

Mercury in Retrograde

  I remember when she first commented about “M in R” years ago. I wondered what my girlfriend, Alex, was talking about. M in R stands for Mercury in Retrograde. Three times a year, the planet Mercury “appears” to be moving in a backward motion. When this happens we notice that, no matter what we […]