Question of the Day: “How can I be the love I want to see in the world?”

The movie Love Actually, one of my favorite holiday films, begins with Hugh Grant’s iconic narration as he tells us it is at the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport where love can be directly seen. I love this scene. I love the people smiling and kissing and hugging. I feel every word as he explains…

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Question of the Day: “Where do we go from here?”

Perhaps this question is short-sighted. This morning I woke up extra early. It is my first day back to school since December 22. It is my first day out of the house in about ten days. When I opened my eyes this morning, I still remembered my dream from last night. I was trying to…

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Musing of an Empath: Feeling the Love

Today, I have decided to show up with love. Today, I made the conscious decision to reflect and radiate love as opposed to vacillate in anger and hate. Today, love and loving actions are my goal and these two things guide me through today. “I am willing to see things differently. I am willing to…

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Question of the Day: “How do I love the people I dislike?”

Since the actions at the Capitol last week, I have felt angry. These feelings of anger fuel my derisive words and dark thoughts. Each story I see only adds to the frustration and hatred of the people who had the desire to angrily storm and threaten our government. I feel personally affronted and I have…

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Question of the Day: “Who was my mentor?”

The mentor on the Hero’s journey is the driving force for the Hero. This teacher is often ephemeral and inconsistent. The teacher never provides all of the answers. Instead, a viable mentor will only hint at the possible, suggest the journey ahead, and warn of the pending dangers. The mentor never pushes for the Hero…

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Question of the Day: “When was my call to action?”

If you are also starting to see yourself as the Hero of your own journey, you must first identify the call. We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell Here are some questions to consider as you try…

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Question of the Day: “What ELSE can I learn from Joseph Campbell?”

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the Hero’s journey. This is the monomyth that is pervasive through many Eastern and Western societies. These journeys have much in common, so Joseph Campbell decided to map it out to show the patterns in each tale. The significance of this lies in the application of the Hero’s journey…

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Question of the Day: “What can I learn from Joseph Campbell?”

All English teachers are familiar with Campbell’s work. He was a professor and a writer. He is the one who noticed the undeniable patterns in all great stories. It is the pattern of the Hero’s journey. His famous text The Hero with a Thousand Faces details how this pattern plays out time and time again,…

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A Tribute to an Amazing Woman-Bessie Coleman

Based on recent events in my life and in our society, I want to bring back a post I wrote in 2015. This post was part of a series that highlighted accomplished women. Unfortunately, it fell a bit flat, but today I feel a renewed sense of energy. Women like Kamala Harris and Stacy Abrams…

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Question of the Day: “Who am I?”

Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, has written another book. His newest book is The Three Questions. The Four Agreements was such a life changing read for me (see earlier posts) I was hoping for an equal experience with this book. I was not disappointed. The three questions he raises are just the…

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