“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”~ Carl Jung.   We are a society in search of quick fixes.  We are sold on money making schemes; sure thing diets; self-help schemes that cure a lifetime of unhealthy practices.  We hear what […]

“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge   I envy poets.  They choose their words with care, sifting through adjectives and verbs until they find just the right one.  A poem may be reworked and reworded; tweaked and tightened until it has just the right impact and effect.  In real life […]

FMM 4 4 14 Thin Places “Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.” ~ Eric Weiner.   Considering that I have long been a fan of all things Celtic (an ancient Indo-European tribe that wandered from East Europe as far as […]

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”~ Dalai Lama  I am a nurse first.  When I think of the roles I play in life, I know in my heart that my passion is nursing.  One of the many wonderful things about being a nurse is that it encompasses many job descriptions.  For the […]

“Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.” ~ Natsuki Takaya.   The human being has an amazing capacity for adapting to change.  It takes many different skills to drive in different countries.  In the US one of the biggest challenges for those who immigrate is the art […]

“Don’t believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” ~ Douglas Adams   It has been twenty five years since we were introduced to the World Wide Web.  Most of us were already using computers in our workplace; big clunky things with key boards that clicked, green cursors winking at […]

“The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.” ~Felix Adler I was struck this week by the lives of people who go about their days doing remarkable things in an unremarkable way.  They are not […]

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