Overcoming FOMO by Going Loco for LOBO!

My next door neighbor has two dogs, Aimos and Biggie. Ironically, Amos is bigger than Biggie! He’s a short haired Saint Bernard weighing about 150 pounds. Biggie is a smaller English bulldog. Whenever I go to pet Biggie, Amos will butt in (literally) so he can be petted. He does not like being left out! He uses his weight and size to steal affection from us. He has what is known as FOMO (fear of missing out). I’ve realized after … Read More

Transcending Suffering

Have you ever gotten food poisoning? After eating out the other week, I was feeling sick to my stomach. When we got home Dharmadevi gave me some Goldenseal tincture which is a healing herb. I’ll spare you the unpleasant details. Suffice it to say even though my soul wanted to march on, my body went down for the count! I hammed up my role as the sick person and jokingly started to seek self-pity. I asked Dharmadevi, “Did you tell … Read More

Sorry, I Already Forgave at the Office

Forgiveness has been on my mind lately. It seems like it ought to be easy. I mean, if Christ could forgive the ones who tortured him to death, surely I should be able to forgive a person for some lesser act, such as lying and betrayal, right? So why is it so hard to forgive, to really, totally, for-once-and-for-all completely forgive a wrongdoer and experience only love for them from then on? I have talked to enough people about this … Read More