We’re all royal on the inside.

by Jan on April 28, 2011

“Our destiny hides among our free choices, disguised as the free-est of all.” – Jawaharlal Nehru Royal carriages? Footmen?  Jewels and ball gowns! By the time most of you read this, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will (…)

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What I’d give for a time machine.

by Jan on April 27, 2011

“A man is the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi Have you ever made a terrible mistake and hurt someone by your words?  I did that this morning. For the last month or so (…)

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There is Power in Our Choices

by Jan on April 25, 2011

“Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment.” — William Glasser The ritual of Monday morning promises is compelling in our 21st century world. After indulging ourselves with Passover popovers, marshmallow chicks and of course, (…)

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From One Tree Hugger …

by Jan on April 22, 2011

“He who plants a tree Plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom, “Plant a Tree” Some of my happiest memories as a young child are of being driven on country roads. There, laying in the back seat of my parent’s car, (…)

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Bipolar Disorder Affects Millions

by Jan on April 21, 2011

Catherine Zeta Jones announced this week that she is seeking treatment for bipolar disorder. This mental disease, described as feeling emotional highs and episodes of depression, affects millions of people. It took an incredible amount of courage to speak out (…)

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Frivolous or Inspired? Regardless, I’m Happy.

by Jan on April 20, 2011

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” – Mohandas Gandhi. The other day I was telling my family doctor, whom I admire and trust, about my new project, Hope on Hope. (…)

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This Soul Surfer Defines HOPE

by Jan on April 18, 2011

When the world says, “Give up,” HOPE whispers, “Try it one more time.” – Author Unknown The new movie Soul Surfer is out. It is based on Bethany Hamilton who, in 2003 at the age of 13, lost her arm (…)

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PROMISE for a Fulfilling and Meaningful Life

by Jan on April 15, 2011

“Only the ideas that we really live have any value.” – Hermann Hesse A few days ago I walked into a packed auditorium to honor Howie Stillman who passed away in 1986, at the young age of 23. Every year, (…)

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The Power of Self Image

by Jan on April 13, 2011

“To have great poets there must be great audiences too.” – Walt Whitman April is National Poetry Month. It is a time to celebrate the words that are written and the voices behind them. Today, I choose to honor Maya (…)

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What Really Makes Us Happy?

by Jan on April 11, 2011

“If the better elements of the mind which lead to order and philosophy prevail, then we can lead a life here in happiness and harmony, masters of ourselves.” — Plato, Greek Philosopher When I read the quote above, I was (…)

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