The Eyes of the Clown

There are few enough miracles in life, God knows. I think perhaps the circus is one of them. We pay our money, braced for boredom, and are bombarded by noise, bewitched by beauty, awed still one more time by elephants that, yes, are smaller every year. Yet something happens when... Read More

Giving Can Overcome Language Differences

I recently had to take a trip to Germany. It has been more than ten years since making my last international trip. I now have a renewed sympathy for non-English speaking visitors and residents in the United States.I didn't have it as bad as it could have been. Many of... Read More

Changing Course

Direct Answers - Column for the week of March 17, 2003I'm at my wit's end. My wife of 20 years is leaving me. She said she is sick of me always talking at her. She says she doesn't care about money or anything else as long as she can get... Read More

The 5 Fortunes Within

What could be nearer to us than our own selves. What could be a greater fortune to discover than our own love. When you can accept yourself just as you are, with all your warts and wrinkles, with all those extra tucks of fat, with all those scars and blemishes,... Read More

Hope For Those Sexually Abused As Children

PART 1: Warning - This article may be inappropriate for younger readers. Please seek the permission of a parent or guardian before reading further.Lately, I'm hearing a lot about suicide or suicide attempts. It's becoming increasingly clear to me, however, that what I'm hearing about even more often is childhood... Read More

Impaired Judgment

Direct Answers - Column for the week of September 23, 2002My husband has a twofold addiction problem, drinking and drugs. In the six years we have been married, he has had periods of sobriety, but they don't ever last. I feel he has not confronted the underlying problem: he was... Read More

Problem Solving: The Easy Way To Solve Problems In Life

Life is full of problems.The more you solve them, the more new ones come up.And you can sweep problems under the carpet or run away from them.Wherever you go, sooner or later there will be problems for you to solve.Since this is a fact of life, you may as well... Read More

Anything That?s Worth Doing, Is Worth Doing Poorly

Yes you got it. You read it correctly. We're not out of our minds. We really are saying that "anything that's worth doing is worth doing poorly". When we found this quote by Joachim DePosada on the web site: The Gary Halbert Letter, it struck such a huge cord. It... Read More

Say Thank You to the Cow for the Steak on Your Plate

Have you ever said thank-you to the cow that provided you with the steak for your dinner!I expect you think the idea preposterous. If you were to say thank-you: to the cow for its meat, milk, butter and cheese, to the vegetables for their sacrifice of life so that you... Read More

Self Esteem - What It Really Is and How to Raise It

Self esteem.Now there's a well used and little understood term. Self esteem seems to be one of those terms that we frequently use without really knowing exactly what it means. Just what is this self esteem thing? And where do you go to get some? I've never seen a self... Read More

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Lance Armstrong an Inspiration

Lance Armstrong has already proven he is the greatest athlete... Read More

The Seasons Of Life, Part 5 of 5

This week is Part Five of our five part series... Read More

Vistas

The other day I found myself frustrated with the slow... Read More

Listening to Your Inner Voice May Save Your Life

"I was washing my breakfast dishes one morning when it... Read More

And How Do We Feel This Morning?

Without question, going to the hospital is teamwork from the... Read More

Dont Ever Give Up

There is a reason I never gave up. A reason... Read More

Why Should We Keep Our Thoughts Clear?

From my experience some healings come instantly or during short... Read More

On Stand-by

Direct Answers - Column for the week of April 28,... Read More

Is Transformation Worth the Effort?

Soaring 700 feet above the forest floor is a granite... Read More

Everyone Has Been Hurt ....Part 6

Continued....I have since grown a lot. I have grown through... Read More

The Procrastinating Perfectionist

Are you a procrastinating perfectionist? I once read an article... Read More

Your World Your Way - Trusting Yourself In Business

"It doesn't interest me who you are, or how you... Read More

Information -- Schminformation, Enough Already!

We are drowning in it, our grey matter is swollen... Read More

The Day I First Believed

I was eight years old, over four decades ago and... Read More

How To Have An Effortless Life

Isn't that an appealing title? How to Have an Effortless... Read More

Anam Cara - Losing your Religion

I am sitting before a window of morning light "losing... Read More

Experiences in My Life Prompted Me to Never Give Up

Many people think that their life is a disaster that... Read More

Contemptable Temptation

Let's look at the lesson we should all pay attention... Read More

Ways To Beat The Blues

1. Sit back and enjoy (or at least tolerate) the... Read More

How To Walk On The Path Of Peace (Part 1)

As there are silent depths in the ocean, which the... Read More

How Four Words Can Enhance Your Life Of Prayer (Pray More In My Hectic Day? You Cant Be Serious)

"I would like to pray more. But ... how to... Read More

Inspirations: Even More Things Ive Noticed Along the Way So Far

Some people live in and talk about the past so... Read More

Improvisational

Why are we trying so hard? It is like we... Read More

Two Choices That can Make Next Year The Best Year of Your Life

What if there were just two choices you could make... Read More

Wow a Butterfly!

Okay, I am sure that you clicked on this title... Read More

The Power Of A Dream - Success Always Start Off With A Dream

Back in the good old days of school, the teachers... Read More

Money or Faith?

I've been to 64-countries, and yes money comes in handy,... Read More

Israel Is My Son

"And thou shalt say unto Pharoah, Thus saith the Lord,... Read More

Why Buddhism Succeeds - The Right Thing is the Thing to do

The ongoing teachings are exemplified in an understanding and execution... Read More

My name is Smarty Jones -- Embracing Gods Glory

Our deepest fear us not that we are inadequate. Our... Read More

The Importance of Friendship

My students and clients have constantly heard me stress that... Read More

A Perspective on Life!

All of our lives we always seem to direct our... Read More

Where Do You Go For Your Intellectual Feast?

(excerpted from Leading an Inspired Life)Pity the man who has... Read More