Brain Food

“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.”

- Norman Vincent Peale -

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


"Kindness is more important than wisdom,

and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom."

Theodore Isaac Rubin

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;

The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light"


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For the Child in All of us!

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.

If you can dream it, you can become it.”

William Arthur Ward

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

“Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear.” Unknown

“Everyone creates realities based on their own personal beliefs.
These beliefs are so powerful that they can create
expansive or entrapping realities over and over.”
Hope Bradford

A film by Jonathan Rutsch. More at SidewalkStory.
Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see,

and knows what the mind cannot understand.

- Robert Valett -




A film by Go Inspire Go.

Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“All the wonders you seek are within yourself.” Sir Thomas Browne

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my
Character and the quality of my life. I can choose to
Sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the
Gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise
From the pain and treasure the most
Precious gift I have—life itself.”

A film by the Contemplative Alliance. More at Global Peace Initiative of Women.
Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single the candle.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. 

The mind is everything. What we think we become."

- The Buddha -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

“When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~Miguel Ruiz

“Accept your past without regret, 

handle your present with confidence, 

and face your future without fear.” 


A film by KarmaTubeShimi Cohen.

Video from

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” Mildred Barthel

   “The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear,

Resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?”

Jack Kornfield

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

Anger and hatred are the real enemies
That we must confront and defeat,
Not the "enemies" who appear
From time to time in our lives.

The Dalai Lama

Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Kahlil Gibran

“At the end of life, our questions are very simple:

Did I live fully? Did I love well?”

Jack Kornfield

Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

“One word frees us of all the weight And pain of life: that word is love.” Sophocles

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.

Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute

With love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

“If we look at the world with a love of life, The world will reveal its beauty to us.” Daisaku Ikeda

“Concern yourself not with what is right and what is wrong but with what is important.”


Historic Week

In Remembrance 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” Ralph Marston

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking


Creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu


A film by RSA Animate.
Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

“Accept your past without regret, handle your present

With confidence, and face your future without fear.”


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

“Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional.” Glenda Cloud

Our lives begin and end the day we

Become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel—not a destination.” Roy M. Goodman

“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us

But our beliefs as to what those events mean.”

Tony Robbins

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” Raymond Lindquist

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that

Makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.”

Brother David Steindl-Rast

Update 01/21/14
Let us remember the past, so we don’t have to repeat it!
If you are too young to remember this, you must watch
This historic speech by Dr. Martin Luther King! As a side-bar
I was part of the group of broadcasters that helped to bring
About the national King holiday.

Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

 Nelson Mandela 

Video from KarmaTube



Update 01/07/14


It’s a new year and I intend to provide more information like this which follows. I received this from my neighbor, Ms. June Rodricks, and found it to be uplifting and share it here.

I wish you enough...........................

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “I love you and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this forever good-bye?”

“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral,” she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?”

She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.”

She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

“When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them”.


Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.”

She then began to cry and walked away.

Nurture Relationships.

As they say, It takes a minute to find a special person.

An hour to appreciate them.

A day to love them, and an entire life to forget them.