I have always felt a connection to Mermaids. It is interesting that women who connect with Mermaids have an additional dimension to their empathy. Like Mermaids, they extend their auras through other people. This allows them to sense the other person's feelings as if those...

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. Coal starts off ugly and dirty and then, under incredible pressure, is turned into one of the earth's most precious and beautiful possessions. If jealousy and resentment are making you feel pressured...

This photo, taken around 1995, was when both my parents were healthy and vital. The other day I went to the cemetery to visit them. They both died within two years of each other, and these visits are always difficult. Every time I go, I...

I hold some character traits very close to my heart, and I look for those when I choose the people I want to be around. Personally, I strive to be the kind of person who not only "dresses up" but also "shows up". I want...

It is a sad fact that in today's society, the demeaning, biting, sarcastic put-down has become an art form. I was reading an article about an actress who had a breakdown due to the nasty comments made about her weight by Perez Hilton, a celebrity...

How many of you make lists and rack your brain with pros and cons whenever you have to make a choice, whether it's changing jobs or buying a car. When it comes to important decisions, we are always worrying whether we are going to make...

I used to be superstitious. I thought that if I felt thankful that everything was going well, this would automatically "jinx" the situation. So, I would suppress my feelings of gratitude and hide them somewhere deep inside. Of course, this was a foolish belief, and...

Don't just believe in your success, expect it. Regardless of the way things seem today, believe that your dreams will come true. If people around you offer "realistic" or discouraging advice, be polite, thank them, and move on. There will be others that help you...

We all occasionally make errors in judgement. We all occasionally say or do something we are sorry for. We all make mistakes and go through struggles. But it is important to remember that we are not our mistakes and we are not our struggles. The...

You know the expression, "green with envy"? Jealously is a damaging emotion. It makes us feel like someone else has won and we have lost if we perceive that they have something we do not. It's all about changing our mindset. I, for one, love...