Those Small Moments of Connection and Support

A few years back during a loss of power after a storm, I went to a convenience store that had electricity to get coffee and ice… essentials during a power failure! A customer (a man in his 40s) saw me trying to juggle several bags of ice and picked one up to help me out… [Continue..]

A Season of Watching, Waiting, and Preparing for the Light

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or winter solstice, it is a season of watching, waiting and preparing for the light. The symbolism is perfect for our lives as we often find ourselves in personal and spiritual darkness unable to find our way. As the old adage goes: It is better to light a candle… [Continue..]

Why Gratitude is the Key to Being Rich

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” “Sometimes, we have to witness what others have lost in order to truly appreciate all that we have.” Despite all that we currently have to do without, most of us are surrounded by abundance. You only have to look for… [Continue..]

5 Tips to Enhance Your Happiness and Improve Your Health

Ah, happiness. Even simply thinking about being truly happy can bring a smile to a person’s face and the feeling of pure joy. Some say happiness is learned, while others believe happiness is innate. I venture to think happiness is a fundamental part of who we are — consider an infant squealing with delight while… [Continue..]

Acknowledge, Appreciate, and Be Grateful

By Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, FAAN I recently went into a store that makes their own sausage. It sits in one long continuous looped pile waiting to be portioned out. I asked the woman behind the counter to give me about 1 pound of sausage. She deftly cut off a piece and placed it… [Continue..]

Why You Should Add a Dose of Gratitude to Your Day

Practicing gratitude has been clinically proven to have a profound and positive impact on a person’s health and quality of life — and it’s free! No co-pays, no time spent at appointments, no needles, no prescriptions. However, the fast-paced lifestyle that many of us have become accustomed to makes practicing gratitude difficult if we do… [Continue..]

Don’t Worry. Be Happy.

It is reported that the Aztecs worried every night about whether or not the sun would rise again the next morning. I’m sure that if it didn’t they would have found a way to work around it. But imagine all the unnecessary fear and stress they caused themselves, not to mention loss of sleep, worrying… [Continue..]