Happiness Quotient

Recently at LSRG someone told us about the web app called Illuum (www.illuum.com), and we decided to check it out. Turns out, the app is pretty simple. As the homepage states, “Illuum is a new web app to track, study and improve your happiness…It gets you out of your head and shows you things you […]

Yoga Is Not to be Taken Lightly

Yoga’s a pretty straight forward, simple practice, right? It’s not dangerous like race car driving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping. After all, there’s zero chance that during your yoga practice you’ll hit a wall at 191 miles per hour and burst into flames, capsize on slippery rocks and drown as you’re unceremoniously dragged upside-down by […]

No Unfinished Business, No Regrets

So, my beloved grandmother Clara died late this past Friday night-she always was a night owl. Clara was 90 years old, but she would have been 91 by St. Patrick’s Day. She once told me that her favorite movie was the Shawshank Redemption (also a favorite of mine). I just hope that at her age […]

A Goal Setting Team

Kim C. Murphy, MS Life Skills Resource Group Ok, so Tuesday I put some handouts in the lobby about goal setting in the New Year. To my surprise, they were all gone by the next day. Right now, it seems that the people of Orlando are ready to take a fresh look at where they’re […]

“Rise, and walk with me.”

Once upon a time in the mid-90’s, when I was taking a break from college and waiting tables at a nightclub in that same college town, a friend suggested that I give Community Theatre a try. Somehow I was able to muster the courage to go to an open audition, and I was cast in […]

When I Find My Peace of Mind…

When I was four years old, my sister and I were invited to my cousin Rachel’s birthday party. The day before the party, my mother took us to Toys “R” Us to pick out a gift. We chose the most beautiful tea set I had ever seen, and as soon as we got it home […]

Thanks to everyone who’s hosting the big family Thanksgiving Dinner this year.

Most of us look forward to getting together for the holidays, despite what is portrayed in Hollywood movies. A chance to reconnect with family members is welcomed and cherished across cultures and around the world. Yes, there are times where things don’t go as well as we may have wished. Tempers may flare and old […]

Having trouble dating?

Dating isn’t always great. You don’t really know if the person is being honest, or at least not being totally honest. It can be an awkward and somewhat artificial situation loaded with the potential for disaster…or love. On a first date, you sit there listening to what they’re saying, thinking “please say something so wonderful […]

An Invincible Summer

“…people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you’re fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the […]

Fear is the mind-killer… (Frank Herbert, “Dune”)

“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in […]

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