1. Chill Out Dude!

    The skateboarder came careening toward me at about 100 miles per hour down the post office steps, then screeched to a stop inches in front of me. My expression of terror (and admittedly annoyance) caused him to drawl, “Chill out, Dude. Relax.” I wanted to shake my finger and lecture him on his s…Read More

  2. What’s the Rush?

    I rush too much. As I’m scurrying at a frantic pace, I hear the rabbit in Alice In Wonderland singing, “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. No time to say hello good-bye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!” Can you relate? As I look around it seems that much of the world is in a…Read More

  3. 60% of Employees Use Technology to Manage Health

    Sixty-percent of employees use technology to manage their health. Forty-one percent use wearables to monitor fitness activity, and 30 percent use technology to track eating habits. “Online tools are critical in helping employees of all ages make decisions about health care choices in a complex mar…Read More

  4. Tithing of Time

    Most people are familiar with the concept of tithing, giving a certain percent of their money to a worthy cause. I’ve read hundreds of stories of people who gave their last dollar to the poor, only to receive a fat check in the mail the next day. A common principle of tithing is that you always ge…Read More

  5. A Favorite Forgiveness Story

    This is one of my favorite stories I’ve read, called The Miracle of Forgiveness: For years I had been unable to forgive my dad. I blamed him for everything that went wrong in my life. If he hadn’t been so strict, so overbearing, so distant, so volatile, I would have turned out to be a better per…Read More

  6. Need a Nudge to Let Go of a Grudge?

    “Tell your sister you’re sorry.” “She started it!” “I don’t care who started it, tell your sister you’re sorry.” “Okaaaaay! I’m soooooorrrrry!” I think Mom was right. Sometimes it doesn’t matter who started it, it is up to us to offer reconciliation. But it’s so hard when…Read More

  7. No Need to Bawl and Beg

    I often have to remind myself that my Creator, I call Him God, has already seen my heart’s needs even before I cry them out to Him… maybe before I even know that need… and that He is already preparing the answer. It’s like how my mom set aside special things for my wedding even before I had …Read More

  8. Don’t Just Do Something, Sit there!

    I used to imagine meditation as a bearded old man in a flowing white robe, sitting cross-legged atop a mountain and chanting, “Oooohhhmmmm.” Luckily, I learned that meditation can be for everybody, regardless of age or attire. It is a powerful tool for your mind, body and spirit. Measurable biol…Read More

  9. Does God Answer Prayers?

    I read over 2000 true stories to select 101 for Chicken Soup for the Soul, Answered Prayers. From those amazing, inspirational stories I learned that God does always answer prayers…with, “Yes,” “ No,” or “Not Now.” If you are like me, I had determined that if I didn’t get what I was …Read More