Mind Over Matter

Vigilance: Or Paralysis?

September 11th struck America in the heart, and our nation’s wound continues to ooze with ongoing terrorist threats. Everyone seems to be on guard to varying degrees. Some appear more threatened than others. Feelings are mixed, uncertainty is...

Woman thinking about her emotions and cancer

Uncertainty: Mixed Emotions and Cancer

It dawned on me suddenly not more than 10 minutes into a presentation I was giving at a recent symposium for Exceptional Cancer Patients (ECaP) in Michigan. The topic was "survival" as it relates to the extraordinary challenges of living with cancer...

Music: Now More Than Ever

Four thunderous roars crack the silence. Cacophony ensues. The noise begins to settle and so does the dust…as the tragic symphony progressively unfolds. The first movement is easily discernableæ New York, Washington D.C. and rural Pennsylvania...

Lost Generation: Suddenly Found

A generation without a cause beyond themselves. That's how I've described our nation’s young men and women in recent years. I assumed their perspective and their resolve wouldn't change. Yet I was wrong. It already has. September 11, 2001 will go...

Perspectives: Of Moving Onward

Life goes on. Scars of terrorism continue to tear at our souls. We strive forward - as individuals, families, communities and a nation. The status quo has been reset. The pursuit of happiness has been threatened. Freedom and safety are no longer...

Onward: As the Dust Settles

The week of September 11th passed in a cloud of dust that will ever-so-slowly settle. Seemingly the world is not the same. We are not the same. Suddenly waiting in line doesn’t seem to matter anymore. Next day delivery isn’t a priority. That...

Rhythmaculture: The Roots of Community

According to Arthur Hull, father of the drum circle movement in our nation, "You won't find the word, 'rhythmaculture' in your dictionary." This Rhythmical Evangelist refers to it as an "Arthurian" word, based upon the fact he coined the term to...

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