The Ultimate Loss

My cousin died on a subway train two days ago. When his sister called to share the news, she did so in a small, weak voice. For a second I had no idea who she was talking about so I asked, “Who?” And she said, “My brother!” At moments like these, words are...

Where’s the Joy?

As a child, I remember playing with my siblings and friends—we had fun in the backyard, whether we were playing games we made up or skipping rope. We played until we were tired. Having fun was easy. When I got older, I dated, went to movies and concerts and dances....

Being in The Zone!

Ever since I read The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle, I’ve been fascinated by the notion of the “now.” When I first began exploring this idea, I thought it meant that I should only think about today and let tomorrow take care...

What’s Your Forecast?

My friends up north are really having a tough winter! Snow and more snow! Cold and dreary! Some trudge through the days complaining about it all; they are as dreary as the weather! They fight the elements in their minds, waiting for it all to pass; anxiously looking...