The Sidewalk Smiles Campaign

Julia Kubin is 13. She first started her Sidewalk Smiles Campaign in March 2014 in Morristown, NJ. Julia wanted to better the community through random acts of kindness but it has become much more than that. Once a week she takes a colorful sign into town that reads…

StarrDust

There is a disturbing trend amongst some spiritual teachers that I do not like and I DO NOT support. That trend is to tell people that positive thinking is worthless, that the challenges they are going through are only illusions, and they have to accept it all whether…

Goin’ IN: Two Perspectives on Diversity

Bottom Line:  Spirit takes me where I need to go to expand and grow. In recent years, I have ‘gone’ to friends who do not think like me.  They are different hues — Some are black, some white; but they are… here it comes… CONSERVATIVE!!  I have attracted folks who have…

A Tale Of Two Poems

My Courageous Companion My courageous companion How mistaken you are for a fool When you speak of the beauty of rain When you trust when there is no proof When you are willing to lose while the game is to win When you serve while others ask When…

Inspiration: Sherri’s Story

Colorectal Cancer Survivor and philanthropist, Sherri Graves Smith is the author of the series of children’s books, Game Day Rules. Prior to becoming an author of children’s books, Sherri Graves Smith joined The Coca-Cola Company’s Legal Division as an attorney in November 2000. After taking an overseas assignment as…

Memories Light the Corners of My Mind

October 1987, Age 7: After being carefully dressed Mom exquisitely plaits my sister’s hair before tying a yellow ribbon at the fine edges of her long hair. In spite of trying to cover up it was difficult to hide the cute dumbfounded look on Ami’s face. Soon my…

Healing = Forgiveness

As I grow older and see fewer years in front of me than behind me, I see the need for several areas of healing. One of the primary areas of healing for me is forgiveness. Forgiveness is just what it implies, forgiving others and most of all forgiving…

Warrior

Pepe Villegas, a native son of Puerto Rico, began a love affair with the arts that would take him from the halls of universities, to the cover of magazines, and to the walls of some of the most prestigious art galleries and museums.  http://vimeo.com/95763991http:/5763991 What began as a…

The Late Bloom

She was slow in coming to herself… A late bloomer as they say. Too shy as a child… Scared. She walked quietly and softly. Afraid of setting off the emotional physical bombs that could explode at any moment for any reason… A ghost, perhaps? Her innocence lost too soon, the…

Put A Spin On It

I started spinning fire after watching it at a camping trip with some good friends. It looked cool, and I wanted to try. I was hooked from that point. I have been spinning since February of 2010. Because you need  plenty of room to move, dance, and flow,outdoors…