Defending the Castle

Our lives are like castles that we like to protect.  Two tools I’ve found useful are vigilance and judgment.  Vigilance is devoted attentiveness or watchfulness.  Judgment in this case is the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation and the capacity...

Scarcity and Abundance

It’s time to admit another fear of mine.  I’m scared of being poor, of not having enough money to support myself.  And oddly enough, that’s exactly the situation I find myself in now…and I’m not panicking!  I’ve been shifting my perspective with a lot of sweat and...

Facing My Biggest Fear

What is your biggest fear, the one you’ve struggled to overcome for years, the one that continues to stymie your best efforts at conquering?  Some people fear the concrete: animals or insects, flying or closed spaces.  My biggest fear is less tangible.   I fear living...

Perspectives Male and Female

This past week I watched as Ellen DeGeneres received the Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Center in Washington.  She was expectedly humorous in her acceptance speech.  One thing that stood out for me was her remark describing the basis for her brand of humor.  She said...