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How To Be Reconciled: Finding common ground

My husband and I are soul mates.  We’re best friends. And from time to time, we fight.  Because we’re human.  And because sometimes we just feel like we’re right and the other person’s blatantly wrong and unconscionably inconsiderate.  I’m sure you know the feeling. In one of our recent arguments, I found myself trying to […]

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How To Be Understanding: Comforting your consuming emotions

We all have the experience with being afflicted by the ravages of consuming emotions: Guilt.  Envy.  Bitterness.  Worry.  Despair.  These are the emotions that feed on the goodness of our hearts, bit by bit taking from the heart’s abundant energy.  These emotions eat away at us, but they are never satisfied.  Never nourished.  Whatever energy […]

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How To Be Compassionate: Use Your Imagination

I wish I knew What it’s like to be A splinter, a bee. A song, a sea. A tree, a shoe. A bird that’s new. I wish I knew What it’s like to be you.  -   By my daughter Tamar, at age 7 When I was a child, I experienced an awakening moment. My mother […]

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How To Be Celebratory: The release of our new video, “Sticky Notes”

I saw this video in my head long before it made it’s premier on YouTube.  The actors. The expressions. The movements. I knew just how it would unfold.  Just how it would be paced. I wanted to make a short film that would illustrate what it means to have a “To Be List.”  And with […]

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How To Be Loving: A Mother’s Message of Love

Today is Mother’s Day. My mother passed away thirteen years ago, in September of 1996.  She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about eighteen months before.  After surgery and treatment, she went into remission for over a year.  In that time that she was in remission, I became pregnant with our first child.  Her first […]

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How To Be Free: Release the stories that are holding you back from embracing what you love

When we adopted our oldest son from Kazakhstan in 2001, he was just a few months shy of his 4th birthday. He had spent all of his days since birth in the orphanage, and in those years he had never owned a thing.  Not a book.  Not a toy.  Not even a stitch of clothing.  […]

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How To Be Loving: Treat everything you touch as you would a beloved child

  The other day I was telling my teenage daughter how odd it is (if you think about it — which I do) that if you are having trouble with some object — let’s say a cell phone that loses it’s signal — it’s considered completely normal, perfectly reasonable behavior to curse that object and […]

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How To Be Loving: Listen to Love’s call wherever you are . . .

Love is not just an emotion.  Not just a feeling.  Love is an energy.  It is an energy that calls forth our best selves, our highest sense of being.  When we are moved by Love, we step forward with our authentic being.  Think of a time that you were first moved by Love’s power.  Your […]

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How To Be Loving and Kind: Free your mind!

If we want our houses To Be Hospitable, we need to clear the clutter that is hiding the natural beauty of our homes.  If we want our hearts To Be Hospitable, to be a refuge of lovingkindness, we need to clear out the clutter in our minds .  . . Think other people might like […]

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