The Practice

the practice

Title: The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness Author: Barb Schmidt Genre: Religion & Spirituality Publisher: HCI Books Description The mind has a way of interfering with personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt. Getting in touch with one’s inner source of peace and following its guidance over the mind’s […]

There But For Grace Go I

there but for grace go i

While the English Protestant Reformer, John Bradford, was imprisoned in the Tower of London, he saw a criminal being executed for his crimes, he is to have said: “There for the grace of God goes John Bradford.” “There but for grace go I” is a phrase I often say to myself when I catch myself […]

A Xenial God

a xenial god

You: A Xenial God? What does ‘xenial’ mean in the first place? Me: The dictionary says ‘xenial’ means- hospitable, especially to strangers and foreigners. You: A hospitable God? Doesn’t make sense. Me: Doesn’t hospitable mean ‘making people feel welcome and at home’? I’m glad to say that the God I have come to know is […]

10 Percent Happier

Who doesn’t want to be happier? 10 percent happier, even….. Here’s a book written by Dan Harris  is the co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America. He regularly reports for 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and the weekday editions of Good Morning America. Before joining ABC News fourteen years ago, he […]



Today I am happy to feature my husband, José,  sharing his understanding of detachment. José is a reluctant writer – who has been co-erced by me to get back to writing!  He writes at our shared blog From 7Eight on some of his other loves – food, travel and books! About twenty years ago, I […]

Goodbye 2014!


Dear Me, As I say “Goodbye 2014″, I am filled with gratitude for it being such an awesome year – truly my best year yet! I am proud of all that I have become in during the year. Remember, I said that my word for the year was going to be ‘me’. Oh, I know, […]