Mary has had a great deal of loss in her life, yet has found a way to deal with the loss and lead a very happy life in spite of her difficult challenges. She has lost five children and two husbands over the last eighty-plus years. Read the story or click below to listen . […]
I was four years old when my mother decided that it was time for me to start school. There were few, if any, nursery schools when I was growing up, so children stayed home till they were ready for kindergarten. By the time I was four, my mother had had her third of what would […]
Due to a chronic case of pneumonia, I was forced to resign from teaching children. I began searching for another job. In meditation, an idea of getting a government job came to me for security and benefits. In casual conversation with my friend Rob who worked in Washington, DC, he decided to help me by […]
I was in a very well-established career in the medical field, managing a multiple doctors’ office and laboratory. Part of my job was to take care of the money. I was asked once to go to the hospital, see a patient, and collect the bill. I went and saw that the patient was on a […]
I came back from Vietnam with a lingering drug and alcohol habit that slowly manifested over the years until I ended up living in a one-room apartment in a flophouse, with nothing to my name and no friends or relatives that would have anything to do with me. In order to begin to restore my […]
When my best friend died unexpectedly a few years ago, it was a shock and tremendous loss. My early life experience of avoiding loss by stuffing emotions never served me; the unresolved emotions tainted all of my later relationships in ways that it took me years to recognize. Much later in my life (through therapy […]
I became a Unity truth student over twenty years ago and with the zeal that newcomers often express, I jumped into the teachings and practices with life-changing expectations. After nearly a year of putting into practice what I was learning, I had a long “getting to know each other” conversation with another congregant. Shortly […]
An attitude of gratitude has deeply affected my life and those with whom I have worked over four decades. It heals and prospers in every way one can imagine. It is the most powerful tool on the planet. How has your life been changed as a result of your ordeal? Gratitude and prayers of gratitude […]
As a Junior in an all girls Catholic high school, I made a decision to not let fear stop me from trying out for what I want in life. Don’t get me wrong. I made the decision all right, but I didn’t always act on it. What’s true is that something changed in me that day. […]
I knew I needed to make changes in my life by making changes in MYSELF as I began to notice that I was not able to have a lasting or fulfilling marriage. Having always been introspective and spiritually-minded, I began to look at the reasons WHY my marriages failed and began the inner work needed […]
I made a change in my understanding of reality when my mother decided I was attempting to harm her. Although her doctors knew she was acting out of mental illness, it was not obvious on the surface. Police officers came to question me, lawyers changed her will, out of state relatives wondered how I could […]
Having a relationship with God became my deepest desire. But as they say, be careful what you wish for. Little did I know, I was soon going to be thrown into a relationship with God. Sept. 19th 2008, at 2pm I sat down to eat my lunch. I had just experienced something magical only an […]
Who would have thought that a beloved pet would ever die? There they are, with you every day, waiting for you to come home, always happy to see you and to love you. We got Brenna, our Bernese Mountain dog, when she was just a couple of months old, and my wife was getting ready […]
Lena was in an abusive relationship, and finally made a big decision – hers is a story of great faith, surrender, and moving forward even though she did not know where the road would take her.
Lindsay has dealt with her son being in and out of prison for years. It has been difficult, but she knew what she had to do.
As a worker in an American commune, I couldn’t seem to work fast enough or learn valuable work skills. I radically injured myself trying to work too hard.
One day just after I got duty as a firefighter about four years ago (age 43), I drove to a doctor’s appointment in Orlando where I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I did not see it coming. I knew I was shaking a lot but Parkinson’s doesn’t happen to me.