Faith & Inspiraton | The BridgeMaker - Part 30

42-16071619 An Eight-Step Approach to Coping with Pet Peeves

by Alex Blackwell on

I don’t have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation. – Whoopie Goldberg

Sometimes it’s the little things that can irritate us the most. We go to pour our coffee in the morning only to find there are no clean cups, the slowest driver on the face on the planet is just ahead of us traveling in the left lane – under the speed limit, or we take our seat on a crowded airplane only to have someone with a bag of smelly fast food sit down right next to us.…

What Can Laughter Do?

by Harriet Cabelly on

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. – Yiddish Proverb

Article written by guest contributor Harriet Cabelly.

I attended a laughter workshop recently. I figured it was high time to experience something new, and hopefully take away some tidbits to add to my repertoire of coaching practices, healing and helping techniques.…

26 Reasons I Still Love My Wife 26 Reasons I Still Love My Wife

by Alex Blackwell on

With a thousand sweet kisses, I’ll cover you. – Jonathan Larson

Mary Beth and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary today. More than a quarter of a century ago we were young, poor, and naïve. But we were in love and determined to make it work – no matter what.…

20 Ways to Feel Alive Again 20 Ways to Feel Alive Again

by Alex Blackwell on

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell

I hit the wall recently. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, I seem to hit it hard.…

A New Kind of Hope - Supernatural Hope A New Kind of Hope – Supernatural Hope

by Alex Blackwell on

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all. – Emily Dickinson

Onahama, Tuscaloosa and Joplin are towns we now speak about with heavy hearts. When the year started, the people who live in these small towns probably couldn’t imagine the destruction heading their way.…

Caption here World – I Present My Daughter

by Alex Blackwell on

In five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes, how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? – from the song Seasons of Love by Jonathan Larson

May is a month for celebrations – and good-byes. Earlier this month we honored our mothers and now it’s time to recognize the graduates.…

22-sure-fire-igniters-for-inspiration 22 Sure-Fire Igniters for Inspiration

by Alex Blackwell on

Inspiration and genius – one and the same. – Victor Hugo

Our days can be long and tiring. With so much to do, there seems to be little time left for creativity and inspiration. However, we are most effective when we are inspired to think outside of the box in order to find creative solutions to the problems and challenges we face in our everyday lives.…

What Mothers Really Want What Mothers Really Want

by Alisa Bowman on

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. – Jewish Proverb

Article written by guest contributor Alisa Bowman.

Yesterday, at soccer practice, I told a little girl, “So you are going to wake up on Sunday and worship your mommy all day long, right?”

She looked at me as if I’d just suggested she give away all of her toys to needy children.…

How Love Transcends Doubt How Love Transcends Doubt

by Alexis Bonari on

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. – Michael Leunig

There are so many times in life when we unintentionally become the most insurmountable obstacles in our own paths, and love is no exception.…