Category Archives: optimisim

10 Things I Used To Do that I (Mostly) Don’t Anymore

I don’t think I’ll ever be finished figuring out how to improve my life.
And at 47, I still don’t think I’ve “peaked” yet… I still feel have time to get it right.
I know this could either be cute or ridiculous (or both) but it’s true.

Of course, “improve” is a relative and strictly personal assessment.

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How To Really Fight Fire: Loving The Unlovable

As the world seems to be dragging into ever increasing darkness, With more mass terror, violence, and abject inhumanity unleashed… Naturally our own anger and fears are stirred. We also feel powerless to do anything about it. Continue reading

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The Wait is Over!

Here’s a news flash: we in the west don’t like waiting. This because we are taught, or rather imprinted, that waiting is either an unwanted delay, a dodge, a deflection, a distress, certainly dubious, or at the very least a … Continue reading

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We Need You! Love, The World

The title says it all.

We, the world, need you!

We.

Need.

You!

No matter what challenges you may be facing — illness, grief, anger, loneliness — please know…

We, the world, need you. Continue reading

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Viva Geek Power! The Path of Con

My daughter, 14, proudly describes herself as a “geek.”

And last year, along with her brother, 12, they began lobbying hard for my husband and I to take them to ConnectiCon in Hartford, Connecticut.

What is ConnectiCon, you may wonder?

Why it’s the Constitution State’s answer to Comic-Con (the seminal comic book convention incepted in San Diego, CA in 1970). Continue reading

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Six Secrets of The Modern Optimist: What You May Not Know ‘Bout Being Positive

It’s no secret that I am an optimist and have been so all of my life.

However, being a lifelong optimist has never prevented me from experiencing pain, fear, doubt, longing, vulnerability, loss, betrayal, grief, powerlessness, or rejection.

This isn’t a secret per se, but it may be a surprise to those who perceive optimism as whitewashing, a sweeping under the rug, or an avoidance of life’s unpleasantness. Continue reading

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