The Fine Art of Having “Fun”

Having “fun” may not be as easy as you might think. It requires just the right number and variety of ingredients – a fine mix of humor, amusement, laughter, pleasure (emotional and/or physical) engaging in an activity that makes you happy, optimistic, and hopeful, a winning combination of time, place and the compatibility and companionship […]

Humility

This is truly a tough one to incorporate into our psyche and behavior. It impacts our view of life, our place in the world, the role(s) we adopt through our lives Oh, it is easy to feign humility, bot not easy to live with or live by. Humility comes from our essential understanding of our […]

In God’s Time, Not Mine

For many years, I have received these words of wisdom from many different sources. In theory, I acknowledged that they made a lot of sense. In practice, not so much! I was far too ambitious and impatient to wait for “God’s time”. I was determined to succeed in spite of God’s slow response to help […]

Patience

One of the most difficult challenges of my life has been to learn PATIENCE. Patience with my accomplishments to first manifest and then affect and inspire others. Patience to deal with the failure of a colleague or co-worker to achieve what they set out to achieve. Patience with the yet-to-be-be, hoped for outcome of our […]

Expect the Unexpected

“Live in the moment” is advice we often receive. But what does this truly signify We are advised to take Life “one day at a time”. The same concept applies to both statements. Do not fear the future or live in and/or regret the past. Yes, nearly all of us have made so-called “mistakes” or […]

Compassion

Compassion is one of the greatest blessings and gifts we have to share with others. Through empathy, we relate to others who are experiencing pain, sorrow or challenge. We somehow understand their hurt, disappointment, sadness and grief. We can relate to them and remain nonjudgmental. Although we cannot literally “walk in their shoes”, we can […]

There Are No Mistakes

We couldn’t make a “mistake” if we wanted to. Katherine Hayward firmly believed that all we experience is in accordance with karma (the Law of Cause and Effect) and the lessons that we must learn in order to be greater, kinder, loving and more compassionate people. Each experience and our response to it determines the […]

Acceptance

I believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is Acceptance. In a life full of hurts and disappointments, we should come to recognize and hold with great value and gratitude all the joys and beauties we have experienced. Acceptance is a discipline. We have to learn to graciously and gratefully accept […]

Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

Today was a very difficult and challenging day. I had one appointment or meeting after another , was feeling stressed about revisions/modifications to my manuscript, concerned about various business contracts, had health issues, etc.   I always remind myself of the aphorism “All is well”. I transmute the potentially negatives into positives and optimism. I […]

There is No Death

“THERE IS NO DEATH! YOU COULDN’T DIE IF YOU WANTED TO!” Those are the words of my mentor and spiritual teacher, Katherine Sedonia Hayward. Born in Wales in 1899, Katherine had an “out-of-the-body” experience at age seven. She recalls being with “angelic beings” who advised her that she should return to the physical body and […]