How To Keep A Positive Attitude On Aging: The Technique Of Reframing

One of the most debilitating fears you can have is the fear of aging — not simply the fear of looking older, but the fear of time itself passing. Maybe that’s because of regret or sadness, missed opportunities or things you’d like to do over and will...

The Gratitude Checklist

I can remember my prayer as a child before going to bed. “Bless Mommy and Daddy, Adam and Spencer and everybody else in the whole wide world.” Sometimes I wanted to leave my brothers out. Like after the night they pulled me out of bed. Forced my eyes open...

“Autism Breakthrough” by Raun Kaufman: A Review

Many of us never hear these words. “Your child has autism”. That must be a very complicated, lonely feeling. By now, most people know what autism disorders are.  “These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social...

The Warmth of Freedom

Communist Romania.  July 4th, 1976. The same year that Nadia Comaneci won the Olympic gold medal for Romania and scored the 1st perfect 10. I, along with 35 other sweaty college choir members, was singing the National Anthem in the middle of a very warm,...

How Maya Angelou Touched My Life. My Gratitude Always.

Maya Angelou spoke at Bill Clinton’s Inauguration in 1993 as Poet Laureate.  There was just something about this soft-spoken woman woman that riveted me to the TV screen. I  knew her voice was going to be important for me. I went several weeks later to Barnes...