Fly Higher Without the Weight of a Secret

October 24th, 2012 by Christopher

“There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.” —Maya Angelou, Poet Laureate offloading a secret, something you have been keeping and holding, an idea that perhaps no one else knows, can really lighten your load. there’s evidence that “getting it off your chest” whether with someone or by writing it down carries positive health more..

Are you a smile mirror…

May 30th, 2012 by Christopher

are you a smile mirror when a smile comes your way? what do you do with that? how does it make you feel? even when I feel down, whenever I receive a smile, I can nearly always put away my troubles just for an instant. maybe a smile is like a laugh box. it starts more..

No “Tormentor” without the “Mentor”

May 15th, 2012 by Christopher

tormentor or mentor? it’s all how you look at it… is that “jerk” really just teaching you a lesson? most often there are lessons all around us. sometimes the lesson is just to stay clear of someone’s negative energy. once we start looking, there’s always something (and revealing) to see. what we perceive as pain more..

That “Yes” Feeling

April 30th, 2012 by Christopher

“yes” just feels better. we seem to use it sparingly these days, no? so much is competing for our attention. so much begs us to distraction. “no” is the new guardian. i try to say “no” to things that are easy, because there’s probably not too much upside. i try to say “yes” to things more..

how wonderfully awful or how awfully wonderful?

April 24th, 2012 by Christopher

the happiness channel is always on, and it’s free. the misery channel is always on, and it’s free, too. the things you notice every day are effected by whichever channel is on in the background. it seems easier to notice all the things that are “wrong” around us when we’re in a funk, then to more..