"I see every thing I paint in the world, but everybody does not see alike.  To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun,  and a bag worn with the use of money as more beautiful proportions  than a vine...

"An individual's self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive Self-image is the best possible preparation for success I life" - Dr. Joyce Brothers, American Psychologist...

"Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained, hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired." -Erick H. Erickson I've recently noticed an odd, strange and unsettling wave of...

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; Mastering yourself is true power." -Lao Tzu, Chinese Taoist Philosopher "Know Thyself." The meaning of these two words are attributed to the Greek philosopher Socrates and inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple...

"You can't control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you" -Brian Tracy, best-selling author and business/motivational speaker. You are going to read this article...

"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." -Maya Angelou, poet I decided to take a day and pump up my awareness by listening to how much people complain. Seven out of ten people I passed while...

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Disappointment is just plain…well…disappointing. Unfortunately it's also a fact of life and there's no escape because no matter how much we want it, life isn't a bowl of cherries. ...

"To be truly happy and contented, you must let go Of what it means to be happy or content." -Confucius, Chinese philosopher, (551BC - 479 BC) Maybe musician Bobby McFerrin was right when he wrote "Don't Worry. Be Happy." Otherwise, he might have written, "Don't...

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." Sophocles, Greek Dramatic (C. 497-406 B.C) What could be more appropriate for the month of February than to go on a short exploration of love and, perhaps make some sense of...