October 7, 2019

Opening the Door of Mercy

Karin Round lives at the end of an interstate off-ramp in suburban Boston, and she often finds wayward travelers on her doorstep asking for assistance. In spite of the potential dangers, Round believes it’s important to open her door and help those in need.
September 20, 2016

The Practice Of Slowing Down

Mountain climbers learn how to rest-step – that is, to pause between each step to catch one’s breath at high altitudes. Climber Phil Powers believes this technique of pacing is valuable in everyday life.
September 3, 2016

There Is More To Life Than My Life

When the family cat dies, Jamaica Ritcher has to explain to her two-year-old daughter what happened. In searching for an explanation of death, Ritcher finds a belief to guide her life.
July 2, 2015

Power of the Pig

The oddest friendship I ever encountered between the pages of a book was that between a pig and a spider. You know the one I’m talking about. E.B. White’s childhood classic Charlotte’s Web should be required reading in all elementary...
June 17, 2015

Illness vs. Death – From Both Sides of the Coin

At one point I found myself imagining it was cancer. Fantasizing it was cancer. I'd rather die of cancer than this. Up until the age of 40, I was able to live and make decisions as if I had a...
June 2, 2015

Climbing Picacho Peak

I believe that when I was in eighth grade, I was scared of heights. This wasn’t just a small fear, this was petrified. As I rolled up my first rollercoaster that year, I remember screaming incessantly at my father to...
March 2, 2015

Don’t Let Fear Consume You

Can fear really consume our lives? Ever since I was little, I have watched people do and try things that I was too fearful to do. People say that children are fearless, but why wasn’t I? My parents put me...
November 5, 2014

FEAR: Forgetting Everything’s All Right

I believe that there are only two driving influences in life; fear and love. The two are equally powerful and both have several labels. Happiness, peace, freedom, joy, liberation and awareness all are products of love. Contrasting love is fear....
June 5, 2014

Accepting the Inevitable

I believe in the acceptance of what cannot be changed. I began to learn this lesson when I was 10 years old. One of the most influential people in my life, my grandma, went into a coma due to a...