Good riddance, what a year you have been 2022. You have upended the lives of many amidst the economic uncertainty and the rising anxieties posed by inflation. You have put the world on edge as we witness citizens around the world fighting corruption in autocratic regimes for liberty, justice and equality. You have shown us … More Leaning into Uncertainty: Embracing the Unknown in 2023
In this blog post on the philosophy of Stoicism I want to explore 3 practical Stoic techniques that I have found particularly useful for attaining confidence and tranquility of the mind. If you take a step back and look at your life from a cosmic perspective you will realize how small and insignificant you are … More 3 Stoic Exercises to Achieve Tranquility and Inner Peace
The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had a mission to break down spatial and geographic barriers and connect the world. In many respects he has succeeded. You can now instantaneously connect with family members or friends living across the globe. Moreover, you can virtually keep up to date on key milestone events in the lives of … More The Search for Connection and Solitude in a Digital Age
A vision into our interconnected selves … More The Great Illusion of Separation
A poem on the search for peace … More The Mysteries of Nature
What would you do for a living if money wasn’t an object? I’ve been pondering this question quite a bit lately. I’m curious to see your response. We’ve all heard the saying, “Love your job and you’ll never work a day in your life.” If money wasn’t an object, would you keep your same job? … More Question of the Day: Number 553
As an empath, I believe in second chances. Life can be difficult at times and can cause people to act out of character. No one is perfect. I always try to find the good in people. This is why I believe in second and even third chances. Encouraging someone to pursue growth and even helping … More Getting Away With Murder
On this 10th day after Halloween, my daughter still has all her favorite candy left. Here’s how this happens. I pack her lunch for school and choose 2 pieces of candy to include. Usually I pick her favorites because I want her to have a treat. Then she comes home from school with that candy … More Saving It Up
Hello everyone! Happy Sunday to all of you! I am at a cross-point of my life. I am finally finishing up my student life when I am done with my PhD this year and will hopefully find a job before I do that. This will be the first ever time in my life when I … More It is important to ask the right question.
Here’s a fun question for a Friday afternoon: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be and why? Top marks for the best one. As a pilot, one who has struggled with both depression and anxiety, I would call mine Clear Air Turbulence. In case you were wondering, it’s an … More Question of the Day: No. 539
Here’s a question for you: If you could go back in time, say 10 or 20 years, and give yourself some advice, what would you say? If I went back ten years or so, I would tell myself that the change you are looking for comes from accepting who you already are. I would also … More Question of the Day: No. 528
Proposed by SnapDragon X. What is your favorite childhood memory? One of my favorite memories is going on Family Vacation each summer, to the glorious Wildwood, New Jersey. We stayed in a motel just a block from the beach, right at the beginning (end?) of the boardwalk. Flip-flop sounds on pavement. Salt Water Taffy. SPF … More Question of the Day: No. 526
A Messy Reflection from Yours Truly. . . . Greetings from my warm, bird-chirping corner of the globe, Dear Reader. I’m in my bare feet, I have a tall iced coffee within reach, and approximately half an hour or so of solitude. Here I am. And, simply put, I’m a mess. Top-knot hairdo. Disheveled clothes. … More SnapDragon Speaks: On Wrinkles & Dish Soap.
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I fondly remember the days of grammar-school playgrounds; of brown-bagged lunches; of field trips to museums, caverns, and coal mines. I remember the sense of belonging within those classroom walls. There was a constance amongst us kids: a comradery that strengthened with each lesson, each game, each talent show. The questions we asked were not … More SnapDragon Speaks: On The Same Side.
“If you ask a thousand people if they want to be rich, every one except the poet and the mystic will say yes.” -BR If someone asked you if you wanted to be rich, with all the conveniences and consequences considered, would you say yes or no? . . As a self-proclaimed poet, I’d also … More Question of the Day – No. 512
By E.L. Jayne Would you rather have loved and lost or never have loved at all? … More To Love or To Not Love?
Hi everyone! How are you all doing today? Is life treating you well? I hope it is, because we will talk about it today. Recently, I thought about an important question and was very happy with my own answer. The question was: What would I wish I was doing differently if I knew it was … More If today was your last day?
If you could bring something into your life overnight, what would you bring and why? PS: If my writings mean something to you and if you feel you can learn anything from me, check out my book (Fighting the Inside Dragons) on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format!
Provided by Danielle Davis from The Nurse’s Heart “Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.” – Rebecca Campbell A recent realization I have had is that I struggle with using my voice or “speaking my truth.” I know I am not alone in this. I … More Finding My Voice