“Recycle your demons into compassion, truth, hope, and love.”  ~Cyndi Rose The world needs you, just as you are, right now.   You might say what could poor, lil ‘ol me help with?  I say you have a story, you have a calling, all you need to do is answer. Whatever turmoil, difficulties, or concerns […]

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.  Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”  ~ John F. Kennedy Civil Liberties and Civil Rights – can you tell me the difference between […]

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~ Leo Tolstoy It  has been said that our sense of self the “I” or “me” is an illusion created by our brains to make sense of things.   Our brains are telling stories or making up stories with a beginning, middle, […]

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.”  ~ Mark Twain Why are we here? I read a great many self-help, philosophical, and psychological books.  Many have opposing views.  Sometimes I’m quite sure there is no answer for everyone, that each person […]

If you were around from about 1962 until 1981 and old enough to watch the news you were familiar with Walter Cronkite and and the above phrase.   This was his nightly sign-off phrase.  While Walter was far from a philosopher – this phrase says it all.   Uncle Walter was once a trusted friend […]

“With death comes honesty.”  ~ Salman Rushdie We all end up there – the grave.  There is no getting out of here alive.  We will someday be a “body”.  Whether you want to be donated to science (ewww), cremated or buried the fact remains our physical bodies are going to die.  I agree with Woody […]

“and I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend,’  it took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’” ~ Nayyirah Waheed How have you shown love for yourself today?  I know you will say “I do self-massage, eat well, and exercise.”,  but that is […]

“To find yourself, think for yourself.” ~ Socrates Yes my friend, you too are a philosopher.  We all have beliefs, values, and ideas about ourselves,  others and the world around us.  The question is are we able to logically explain why we believe and hold dear the values and opinions we carry? Socrates is one […]