“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” ~ Rollo May. I love words.  I encountered a new one the other day, ‘sonder’, which is a noun representing the realization that random people live a life just as complex and vivid as our own.  Most of the time we are so […]

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion”~ Buddha. I have always loved the science of anatomy and physiology.  When I was in my teens, my sister gave me an illustrated textbook which sparked my imagination.  It is difficult to imagine what is going on beneath our skin, the constant […]

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw. I am a master at the art of procrastination, have practiced it ever since I was a child.  And although I know that this will get me in trouble, I frequently wait till the last minute to complete assignments.  This is partly […]

“The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.” ~Jane Wyman  Last year I learned an interesting fact about the culture of the people of the Dominican Republic.  We were having a ‘culture’ day in class, a day when I invite the students to bring an item that symbolizes their culture.  […]

“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi I arrived in this country many years ago, a wide-eyed innocent, full of idealism and belief in the possibilities of life and humankind. Young people are wonderful, for the most part […]

“The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.”~ Epicurus We do not do a good job of talking about dying. We believe that death is something that happens to others; that if and when it happens to us, we will be the fortunate ones who go to sleep healthy and […]

“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.” ~Bryant H. McGill When you look at life as if it is a spiritual journey, it allows you to see lessons everywhere. Over the past week I have had the privilege to attend a seminar in a beautiful part of old Florida […]

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