How to Stand For Love

Are you wondering HOW to stand for love? What to do in the face of discrimination and ignorance?

It seems we’re into some turbulence on the journey of human evolution, and the understanding that we are One Human Family, and the knowing that all living beings—the planet included—are interconnected.

So what we can do to help love win? Here are some ideas:

-       Make…

The only thing I'll say about the election

So you’re voting, of course. The election is really important. Your vote—your voice—matters. But just as important—and perhaps even more so—is what you’re voting for every day.

Countless times a day, we all vote on really, truly important things.

For instance, every single time we consume any item, we’re voting. Our food, toothpaste, sheets, clothes, shampoo, toys,…

A different sort of love letter for YOU!

When my kids are playing together and a tiff bubbles up, my go-to response is to ask, “Are you treating each other the way you would like to be treated?” I sometimes follow this question up with, “What can you do right now to start treating each other the way you would want to be treated?”

I was thinking about how many of us--kids and adults--would benefit from taking this golden rule about…

For your inspiration

If you’re ready for a dose of inspiration, or an uplifting new thought, or a refreshing laugh about serious things, or a new tool to help you remain sane and healthy, you must check out the “Life Gets Better Now” podcast with spiritual teacher Mary Hayes Grieco and her student Erin Warhol, a talented producer. See

If you want more good things

If you would like to add more peace, joy and resilience to your life (and who wouldn’t welcome more and more of that!), here are a few amazing people who teach practical tools to do just that.

I recently had the good fortune to attend a wonderful retreat led by both Mary Hayes Grieco and Elizabeth…

Inspiring movies for thought

I enjoy watching movies about inspiring people and inspiring times in history. I feel that the things you watch, hear, read and otherwise take in are to some degree either uplifting or disheartening. I’d rather “consume” messages that are uplifting, inspiring and hopeful versus messages that are downers.

Recently, we saw “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” about St.…

End-of-life lessons for life

A nurse caring for people who were dying noticed five common regrets as people looked back on their lives. I figure we can all use a reminder on these:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d…

What's the point of being healthy anyway?

People sometimes ask me health-related questions about why I do a certain thing (or why I don’t do some other thing). I do my best to answer by explaining how this or that choice influences wellbeing. But I realized that if I distill the answers about why I do anything I do, it always comes down to this:

Because I feel better.

That, I believe, gets at the purpose of health:…