Be an Artist of Your Life

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Be an Artist of Your Life You create your life by your very thoughts, dreams, and personal artistry. If your life is not as enjoyable as you want, stop, and get out the paint. Drawing, sketching, writing, playing, dancing, singing, etc.  can brighten a moment with artistic play.  How do you begin? Here are three ways I get into sketching or writing stories. 1) Imagine […]

Friends, What Holds Value

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When you look back at your friends, what holds value?  Compassion and kindness? A kind gesture when you needed it, such as a shoulder to cry on?  Celebrations? Perhaps your friend invited you to share a feast, great company, and lots of hugs.  What do you value in friendship? Compassion and Kindness One day I sat watching two women talk over tea. One listened with […]

Tip 10 in How to Get Along With People

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Character is built on a foundation. You may build a structure on a foundation of sand, dirt, bedrock or even water.  Some materials are stronger than others. How do we create a foundation to support our character to be with other people? And, what difference does love make in a foundation? Tip 10 in How to Get Along with People “Don’t be too anxious about […]

What Defines You?

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Stories in life give us tales of people, animals, meaning, and more. What defines them?  As long as we’re on the topic of “definitions,” what defines you?  Here are some questions to ask yourself and a story at the end for you to consider. What Defines Me? Is it where I come from? Is it how I look, the color of my skin or my […]

Character Strengths and Hats

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So much of what people say comes from words quoted years ago. Have you heard a quote or an idom that stuck in your head?  Do you know when and how these words were first stated? You might want to check it out sometime.   The origins may surprise you. I found myself recently reading “Under the Deodars ” by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). Something in the […]