A blog about surrender, hope, and new beginnings

There is a Taoist tale about an old farmer whose horse runs away.  Upon hearing the news, his neighbors say, “I’m so sorry.”  “Maybe,” the farmer replies. A few days later the horse returns with three other wild horses.  “How wonderful!” the neighbors say. “Maybe,” the farmer says. Awhile later the farmer’s son tries to...
At its heart, the journey of each life is a pilgrimage, through unforeseen sacred places that enlarge and enrich the soul. – John O’Donohue Anyone who has visited my blog in the past will notice a redesign of my site. I wanted this space to better represent where I am right now in my life...
Awhile back I solicited feedback for a book proposal from a few friends. All of them expressed the same concern: My voice was lost in all the expert quotes. Each chapter summary featured excerpts from bestselling authors, famous psychologists, and notable philosophers. My intention was to ground my points in research and add legitimacy to...
For Forrest Gump, life was like a box of chocolates. But it could also be compared to a game of Candy Land. How we wish we could play by a unique set of rules created as we go along to protect us from harm and keep us comfortable. My daughter Katherine showed a high aptitude...
“You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” That quote belongs in Emilie Autumn’s psychological thriller, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. I used it to describe Robin Williams when he died. The comedian’s brave living inspired me to be...
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