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January 17, 2020

The audacious hope of rooted things…– Cynthia Bond

There’s optimism and there’s hope but distinct from both, is the wish.

The wish is uncomplicated. Unlike optimism, it’s often laser-specific. Different from a goal, it lacks a plan and is focused only on the end-resul...

January 17, 2020

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas M. Butler

Optimism is the attitude and our general expectation of positive things happening in the future; rather than assuming that negative experiences, event...

December 18, 2019

Some of the best nostalgia comes in the form of a vintage car or truck.

Hands down.

A beautiful reminder of simpler days.

When you can make it an early diecast reproduction, a fraction of the size and enjoyed by kids for over 100 years – you’ve got something that has cap...

December 18, 2019

Memories warm you up from the inside.” – Haruki Murakami

Since first coined by a Swiss doctor in the 17th-century, the meaning of the word nostalgia has changed quite dramatically over the years.

Today we think of nostalgia as a “sentimental longing for one’s past” but...

November 16, 2019

Things take the time they take. Don't worry.” – Mary Oliver

A beautiful seaside pier has come to symbolize that things will work out and expectations fulfilled.

The pier also represents goals achieved and success as well as joy and love of life. Seaside piers challenge...

November 15, 2019

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
                                                                                                 – Marcus Aurelius...

October 19, 2019

When researching the connection between personal responsibility and beer, one of the top search results was the link:

Can I Sue a Bar if I Get a DUI in LA?

Of course, it was.

Give me a break. How about leaving the bar alone and suing your parents for malpractice instead?

I...

October 19, 2019

Maturity doesn’t come with age…maturity begins with the acceptance of responsibility for our words, our thoughts, our motives, our actions, and our attitudes.” – Pastor A.R. Bernard

Political scientist, Ron Haskins in a piece for the Brookings Institution defined perso...

September 17, 2019

Rock & roll has always defined and prided itself in its authenticity.

Since the late 40’s, screaming guitars and teens have rocked hard against the opposing forces of commercialism, of selling out. Of pop music. Quintessential Americana, the jukebox has come to symboliz...

September 17, 2019

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” - Joseph Campbell

When we are truly authentic, we aren’t trying to be someone or something we’re not. We don’t have to hide and we can be totally honest with ourselves and others. For psychologists, authenticity means...

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