Life’s tests

Life’s tests. Oh, most of us don’t welcome them at all. They seem to pop up at the most unexpected times – and they can upset our world in an instant. Whether as a student in school, or an adult in the workplace or at home. Wherever. Those nasty tests. We often wonder why they…

Never going back

Never going back “I wish I could go back, knowing what I know now.” Many of us have said these words or had the thought cross our minds. I know I have. I think it’s normal human behavior to look back at an experience in our past lives and wish we had acted differently, or…

The journey of a thousand miles

Chinese philosopher Lao – tzu (604 BC – 531 BC) provided the world with a brilliant and lasting quote when he uttered the words, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. How encouraging these words can be to anyone of us who simply want to move forward by trying something new.…

This too shall pass

“This too shall pass”, a proverb attributed to the Persian Sufi poets of the early 19th Century, is a comforting maxim in times of trouble, because these simple words remind us that that all material conditions, positive or negative, are only temporary. Man, woman or child, we all go through certain trials and tribulations which may…

Trump plays into ISIS’s hands

J. Paul Nadeau TEDx – Finding Humanity in Terrorism Donald Trump is calling to bar all Muslims from entering the United States. How ferociously disturbing is that? I’m upset by the sheer stupidity of a statement like that – and to think that this man has a chance of being elected as of the next…