Benefits of Smiling

Alice: “There’s no use trying. One can’t believe impossible things.” The Queen: “I dare say you haven’t had much practice. . . . Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”   Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. A close friend shared this, challenging me to start each day with a little moreContinue reading “Benefits of Smiling”


Practice means waiting without anxiety.  Patience with all things but first with yourself.  Francis de Sales, French Bishop Practice, purposeful repetition, makes what we do feel effortless. One of the root words for practice means “training oneself.”   Playing the piano well means daily practice. Feeling less stressed means practicing relaxation, maybe sitting meditation. Eliminating agitationContinue reading “Practice”