Inspiring Wisdom Today

11 Dec How to Survive Cruise Line Jail

I had never been in jail until I took a Caribbean cruise. My stomach wasn’t happy with the new food and water, so by the third day of the cruise, I went to the doctor for help. I thought I would get medicine and be...

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08 Dec Emancipation

Emancipation Day! All of my Caribbean guides talked about it. They were on four different islands and did not know each other or what the others’ topics would be, but the one date they all told us was the Emancipation Day for their islands’ slaves. They...

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02 Dec Why Do I Write?

I write because I am a writer. I get ideas in my mind and gut and have to write. If I don't, I choke and suffocate on the words. It's like breathing to me. After writing for 30 years and having small works published in journals...

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30 Nov Caribbean Tools for Overcoming Stress

Caribbean Tools for Overcoming Stress I recently spent one week in the Caribbean. I thought I would come home with photos, souvenirs, and happy memories. Instead, I came home with a more laid-back spirit and tools for slowing down and enjoying life. I first experienced the Caribbean...

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15 Nov Who’s Got Your Back?

People often say that they have to acknowledge the woman behind the accomplished man. As a single woman, I have no man or woman behind me. Instead, a whole tribe of people “have got my back.” Thus, recently when I spoke at the launch for my...

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02 Nov Wisdom in Nature

As someone who grew up with educator parents and who has worked as an educator for many years, I’ve learned a lot from the academic path. Now that I’m older, I learn more from life and the beauty of the land. Recently, I was in Arches...

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06 Oct How to Overcome Technical Trauma

Technology—it’s great when it works, but it’s trauma when it doesn’t! It happens to everyone. Computers, phones, tablets go awry, and the technological cosmos need to realign for things to function right. Last week, I had day after day of technology breakdowns. First, the app and...

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25 Sep Unexpected Gifts

When I wrote my DADLY Wisdom book, which celebrates wise fathers from around the world, I never knew that it would bring unexpected gifts over a year after its publication. Recently, though, I had such a gift. I met the widow of one of the book’s...

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16 Sep Fearful to Fearless

When I was child, I was fearless. I was a gymnast and never felt an ounce of fear. Even after multiple broken bones and a surgery, I was undaunted and returned to the sport as eager as ever. So what happened? Adulthood struck! I had responsibilities,...

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10 Sep Mind Your Miracles

Have you ever missed the miracles in your life because you got so caught up in the negative happenings of the day? I have. I had many miracles this past week, but when I dropped my phone and shattered the screen, my mind turned to muck, and...

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