Mindful Disappointment

Has everything in your life always gone according to plan? Have you or someone in your life always overcome and exceeded expectations? If so, congratulations, but I’m pretty sure you are not human. We all experience disappointment in our lives. We may be disappointed in ourselves or disappointed in another, but unfortunately disappointment is anContinue reading “Mindful Disappointment”

A Buddhism Primer

– Part III of World Religion Series – Buddhism comes to us from the enchanted land of India. With its teachings of the 4 Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, Buddhism is known as a religion of peace; meditation; and enlightenment. So what is Buddhism based on? Who is the diety depicted in theContinue reading “A Buddhism Primer”

What The World Needs Now Is TETO, Sweet TETO.

I am sure some of you are confused because you were expecting a new post in the World Religion Series today. But something is weighing heavily on my heart and it just feels like it may be the right time to share. So we will be returning to your regularly scheduled World Religion Series postContinue reading “What The World Needs Now Is TETO, Sweet TETO.”

Something Wiccan This Way Comes – Part 2 of 2

-Part II(B) of World Religion Series- If you have yet to read Part 1 of Something Wiccan This Way Comes, you can access that post by clicking here. Part 1 discusses the history of Wicca as a religion, as well as explains the major yearly Sabbats. Now, lets dig a little deeper into the waysContinue reading “Something Wiccan This Way Comes – Part 2 of 2”

Something Wiccan This Way Comes – Part 1 of 2

– Part II(A) of World Religion Series – What do you picture when I say the word “witch”? Is it an old woman with a pointed hat riding a flying broomstick? A hunched hag with a nose wart stirring a mysterious bubbling cauldron? Old Hollywood certainly did no favors to the image of witchcraft orContinue reading “Something Wiccan This Way Comes – Part 1 of 2”

Origins of Christian Easter

– Part I of World Religion Series – Yesterday was the Christian holiday of Easter. Many people celebrated Easter by coloring hard boiled eggs, searching for candy-filled plastic eggs supposedly hidden by an egg-laying rabbit, had a large family meal anchored by the consumption of ham, and children were given brightly decorated baskets of chocolates.Continue reading “Origins of Christian Easter”

5 Tips For Teachers Returning To The Classroom

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has not yet completely disappeared from the American landscape, its grip on the population is beginning to wane dramatically. Many areas of life are starting to reopen under enhanced guidelines. One such area is the reintroduction of in-person instruction at public schools across the United States. As we all venture intoContinue reading “5 Tips For Teachers Returning To The Classroom”

Frustration Is A Fork In The Road

Attempt #1: “username or password incorrect”. Attempt #2: “username or password incorrect”. Attempt #6: “username or password incorrect. For your safety, access to this account has been blocked. Please contact your Network Administrator.” Aaaaaah! That is the moment you decide to see just how far you can whip a MacBook Air! Turns out, the answerContinue reading “Frustration Is A Fork In The Road”

Step It Up Husbands/Fathers

On February 17, 2021, Musings From The Universe published a post entitled “Macho and Mindful” which discussed ways for men to become more mindful while maintaining a sense of manliness. Although the post has been well received, it occurred to us that we never addressed a very important aspect of the mindfulness process in thatContinue reading “Step It Up Husbands/Fathers”