You Have to Be Yourself

    In the news this past week was the story of a young married woman who is having relationship problems with her husband so she decided she was going to get radical plastic surgery to make her look like Kim Kardasian because her husband loves Kardasian.  Kardasian wisely told the women not to do it.     Sometimes,…

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Controlling Others

    If we are honest, we will admit that we all like to control others to some degree. We may not call it that. We may say we want others to agree with us. Or we want others to act like us. But, whatever we call it, what we’re taking about is controlling.      Controlling is not…

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Kindness Comes Naturally

    A few years ago, psychology researcher Felix Warneken conducted some experiments into kindness or helpfulness with toddles about 18 months old.  The toddlers watched him perform a number of tasks correctly, and then with difficulty.  He dropped clothespins, knocked books onto the floor, etc.  When these “accidents” happened, each of the 24 toddlers tried to…

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Spiritual Symbols: Halo

    A halo or nimbus is often depicted above the head of a holy person.  This started as a symbol of solar power or the sun itself and was often depicted over the heads of solar deities.  Over time, this symbol came to indicate God’s Light shining forth from within a person.       Halos come in various…

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