Carl Sagan on Mindfulness & Gratitude

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL Carl Sagan, the preeminent scientist behind the landmark PBS Cosmos series that aired in 1980, was interviewed by Charlie Rose a few months before his death in 1996. I watched it on YouTube over the weekend. It was his last TV interview. Sagan died of complications from myelodysplasia. He was promoting … Continue reading Carl Sagan on Mindfulness & Gratitude

When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL My diagnosis came on September 1st: Stage 2 Prostate Cancer. Before I go any further, let me assure friends and extended family hearing for the first time that I'm in no immediate danger. To the best of our knowledge the cancer is contained and has not spread. Doctors believe … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

Acts of Kindness & Love: An Olympic Story

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL◼︎LGBT RIGHTS So much attention has been focused on Simone Biles in these Olympics — and hers is truly an inspiring story of courage, self-care, generosity and victory. She had the bravery to step back after years of preparation to acknowledge she was unable to safely perform. This was an act of … Continue reading Acts of Kindness & Love: An Olympic Story

An Oscar Near-Miss: Short Film with a Giant Heart

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL I had hoped tonight to be celebrating the victory of a favorite film, Oscar-nominated for Best Live Action Short. Unfortunately it was beat out another nominee, but the film is still a winner. I watch a lot of short films. Two months ago I included one of these films in a … Continue reading An Oscar Near-Miss: Short Film with a Giant Heart

Acts of Kindness & Love

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL These are challenging and unprecedented times. 2020 was an epic year of pandemic, deaths, lockdowns, lay-offs, shortages and a divisive election. 2021 opened with a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol. People are stressed out and anxious as restrictions persist while we slog through a lengthy process of vaccinations to reach … Continue reading Acts of Kindness & Love