Reflections in the Mirror – You and Yourself

Growing old with dignity. . .

I just returned from my 55th high school reunion in Lafayette, IN.  As I write this, I am amazed that five and a half decades have passed since nearly 350 of us walked across the Jefferson High School Auditorium stage to get our diplomas.  I am even more amazed at […]

New ventures keep our lives interesting, grounded and connected.

I am beginning a very new venture tonight.  It’s an on-line course based on my newest book, GETTING UNSTUCK.  The link to the course is: http://www.entheos.com/academy/courses/Getting-Unstuck should you have an interest in signing up.  It’s not too late!  I love offering workshops and this will be similar, just no travel involved.  I […]

Detachment is a life-giving force. . .

I have been a proponent of the concept of detachment for many years now.  I know, from my personal life, the devastation of being overly “attached” to people, to their moods, their opinions, their actions.  I developed this trait as a very young girl and it followed me into my […]

When darkness lifts. . .

My last post was regarding how blue I had been feeling.  I am relieved to say my spirits have lifted.  Many things contributed to the freedom I now feel, but the primary “lifter” was a comment from a loving friend who walks the path I am on.  He was God-sent, […]

Choosing to be peaceful is a good choice. . .

IN EVERY CONFLICT, ASK, “WOULD I RATHER BE PEACEFUL OR RIGHT?”I was raised by a father who always insisted he was right.  Perhaps you were too.  It became my nature, even as a youngster, to fight him at every opportunity.  I felt like it was my job to defend the […]

Let’s have gratitude for all our encounters. . .

It’s not easy to be grateful for some of the people we encounter on our journey, at least not initially. I very recently experienced this lack of gratitude. Even after years of being on this spiritual path, believing in all the principles I share with others, and having more than […]

Fostering new behaviors. . .

Envision how your life could or would look if you paid more attention to it, rather than to the life of someone else. Might you change careers, go back to school, downsize your home, pick up a hobby that you have always secretly longed to do but for which you […]

Getting Unstuck isn’t so easy to do . . .

Getting Unstuck is the title of my newest book.  It’s a companion to Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow.  I loved writing both books.  Actually, I’d have to say that all twenty-six books that have “called to me,” I have loved writing. There is no doubt that I […]

Expectations lead us astray . . . and away from God.

Expectations are seductive.  They can feel exciting.  Consuming.  Addictive.  And like every other addiction known to humankind, the outcome can be disappointing, oftentimes to the point of personal destruction.  Our expectations ensnare us because of our insecurities, I think.  We want a certain person or situation or experience to satisfy […]

My gratitude overwhelms me. . .

I was honored at a Recovery luncheon today sponsored by Hazelden Foundation.  The luncheon was held here in Naples, FL but it was in response to the work I have done for more than three and a half decades as the result of my own recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous and […]