Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for Psychology Today, wrote in her article “The Art of Resilience”: “At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself—yet also a belief in something larger than oneself. Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs… It’s possible to strengthen your inner self and your belief in yourself, to define yourself as capable and competent. It’s possible to...

I did not write this article. It was written by Jeff Haden.  Jeff writes about business and this article was written for the business world, but his words are too wise not to pass along and apply to our personal worlds as well. Be Happier: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right Now Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don’t do.   Happiness–in your business life and your personal life–is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things: 1. Blaming. People make mistakes....

Tea is the second most consumed beverage world-wide with water coming in first.  It’s a simple little drink; leaves and water.  But to us, it is so much more. Our tea is more than a drink. It is a beacon of light. A warm, soothing cup of hope.  A symbol of change and healing occurring within.  A confession of compassion without a single word spoken. A means to an end. A rest. A thought. A prayer. A dream. An apology. A transformation. One of many steps on a long, worthwhile journey. Our tea is the stuff of life. Join us as we live life one cup of tea at a time.  As we face head on...