Aim to Make a Positive Difference in the World


Some religions, such as Buddhism, aim to do no harm. I say take that one step further and aim to make a positive difference in the world. Each day, try to make a difference. Don’t just survive or sleepwalk through life. Each day when you wake, focus on the fact that you make an impact on the world around you, and decide to take at least one positive action each day, to help make the world a little better because you exist in it. It could be as simple as helping a stranger with directions, opening the door for someone, […]

A Tale of Two Communities


Without community, I’d be dead. In my short life (35 years), I’ve had the unique experience of living with two completely opposite communities. One of them fully rejected me and tried to change who I was as a person. The other one accepted me completely as I was and tried to help me bring about meaningful change in my life. The fascinating part of this tale of two communities is that I received love, life, and a second chance in the community from which I least expected it. When I was 12 years old, my very Irish Roman Catholic family sent […]