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The Highlighted Life

You know this sound – the opening of a brand-new book. Few things in life carry as much acceptance and peace as the act of opening a book, new or not. For me, the smell of print ink has become… Continue Reading →

Bend or Break?

As I’m contemplating the events of 2020, my thoughts keep going back to 5 trees I met during a camping trip in July. Yes, trees. In the middle of the woods at the base of a mountain stood a group… Continue Reading →

The Weakest Words

Not all words are created equal. What we say matters. It’s not just the meaning of the words, but also the energy of the words that impacts our existence. A few weeks ago, I was in a sales meeting at… Continue Reading →

The Secret to Feeling Loved

The guest speaker at my October seminar said something profound: When we think of basic necessities, we think of food and water. But touch is also a basic necessity, right along with food, water, and shelter. Without touch, we wither… Continue Reading →

3 Laws of Depression And How to Make Them Work for You

During my first year in college, a guy who lived in the same dorms with me started to gain weight. Let’s call him Jonas. On one evening in a communal kitchen, 6 of us were cooking dinner.  Someone made a… Continue Reading →

The Secret to Moving on from Difficult Relationships

A few weeks back, I was reading a Facebook post of a casual acquaintance, and the conversations that followed in the comments. It felt like a déjà vu. I’ve had that same conversation many people in my own life, and… Continue Reading →

Forgiveness: 2 Wings of the Same Bird

The cardinal rule of forgiving others is this: In order to forgive others, you have to forgive yourself as well. These two aspects of forgiveness are like the two wings of the same bird. With one wing still broken, you… Continue Reading →

The Truth About Why We Disagree

Have you ever read a book where they tell the same story from the point of view of different characters? Those are awesome books, aren’t they?! I love those books because suddenly we see the same story from a different… Continue Reading →

Bee the Action!

The bees have understood something profound about life. I was watering my garden yesterday, and even though I go to great lengths to avoid spraying the many bees who have come to work on my flowers, I still managed to… Continue Reading →

Joy Is a Choice

I’ve over a thousand Facebook friends. It’s impossible to have that many friends, so to be honest, most of them are just acquaintances, or more like acquaintances of acquaintances. Say what you may about Facebook, but once in a while… Continue Reading →

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