Monthly Archives: August 2014

Answering good questions. Why did I write this book?

What compelled you to write Warm Cup of Wisdom? Surprisingly, new questions register in life right when you might have assumed you should be older and wiser. A few years ago, I found myself agonizing over several personal relationships gone … Continue reading

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Can we become “wisdom keepers”?

I was moved by a book that offers “a profound new vision of growing older.” It’s called From Age-ing to Sage-ing, and it encourages us to become more spiritual and compassionate as we age. Written in 1995 by a rabbi, … Continue reading

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Getting through tough times

What sustains you through tough times and gives you energy and hope? This question cuts to the heart of what I hope to discover in this whole wisdom exercise. When I asked this question, it unleashed a flood of stories, … Continue reading

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Is happiness a choice?

I’ve had spirited disagreements with friends over the nature of happiness. I like to think it’s a choice: we can choose to be happy or we can choose to be miserable. One friend insists it’s circumstantial: if you’ve had terrible … Continue reading

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Coping with stress

Tips from my Facebook friends – who helped me out when the deletion of my e-mail account by Comcast sent me over the edge. These comments were more effective than my drug of choice, TUMS. I’d love to see your … Continue reading

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Shriek! How to stay calm when things go wrong?

For years, my mantra has been “Calm. Wise. Kind.” Not that I always achieve that! But at least I try.  Lately, my biggest challenge has been “calm.” You see, we’ve moved. After nine years of living in one house, my … Continue reading

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Speaking up: Why it matters

Chapter Two of Warm Cup of Wisdom contains nine answers to the question: “What do you recall about a time when you learned to speak up and make sure your voice was heard?” You might well ask: What does speaking … Continue reading

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