positive thinking


One Step Forward, Do Not Stop

It’s difficult to offer praise that hasn’t already been voiced for the January 21 Women’s March for Democracy in Asheville and elsewhere around the world. My dear friend, Andrea Gould, captured my own feelings so well responding to her experience across the continent in Tucson, AZ. I share them here. […]


Everything Old is New Again

Alas, we are “only human” and struggle at best to get a broad or long range view of our relative importance to the scheme of things. How futile it is to be a selfish species when in reality, we are only self-centered (like infants) – there is a whole universe of connectedness […]


Past the Peak 7

  It’s a beautiful late autumn day on our ridge. What image comes to mind reading those words? Blazing autumn color highlighted by warm Indian summer sunshine perhaps. Not so. While this has been one of the most dramatically colorful and extended fall seasons in Western North Carolina, today the leaves […]


Don’t Just Do It…Will It!

We all make New Year’s resolutions. At least most of us think about them. Here’s a formula from author and professional speaker Phil Minnaar for helping us overcome our procrastination and get moving toward our goals. The Power of the two words ‘I will’   Not ”I can”, but the […]