Letting Go of Fear

When I was a little girl, my family lived in a big, old house with creaky hardwood floors and iron radiators that made all sorts of noises when the steam passed through them. I was at the age when I was beginning to sleep in my own room most of the time, and one night...

Laughing at Change

Toward the end of 2011, I thought to myself, “What if 2012 really is the ominous year of transformation and change that’s been predicted?” An out with the old, in with the new type of thing sounded pretty good to me, so I got all excited about it. I...

My Personal Declaration of Independence

Here we are, coming up on the Fourth of July weekend, and I have to admit that I’m thinking more about where to go to see the best fireworks than about how grateful I am to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. At the forefront of my mind is...

Giving Thanks Begins With Letting Go

Setting aside a day to give thanks is a wonderful practice but, during this time of global upheaval when most of us are focused on what we don’t have, how do we genuinely and wholeheartedly observe a day dedicated to being grateful for all that we do have? The...

The Truth That Changed the World

We’re coming up on the commemoration of the most powerful time in our nation’s history. July 4th, 1776 — the day when our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring their independence from British rule. That single, audacious act...