Author Archives: Toni Kelly

How We Do It

This weekend I watched the movie Across the Universe and it left me deep in thought over the simplest of lines. The movie itself was good with great music, but early on when the male protagonist is put on the … Continue reading

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What Did You Want?

You simply have to open your eyes and ears to see and hear all the differences we each represent– not to mention those other senses like touch and smell and taste. All those senses and our world of endless distractions. … Continue reading

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No Magic Solution

Each day I wake up, have the flitting thought that I live in a world of chaos and realize that I’m not sure what to do about it. So what do I do? Nothing of course. The truth is it … Continue reading

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Seeing Change

We all have limits in life. There are the limits we set as to how much we will spend or how much we can eat. Then there are the limits we can push, like our tolerances to certain foods or alcohol. … Continue reading

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Our Lot in Life

I’ve recently been listening to a podcast called On the Media which released a series on poverty. While I’ve had the good fortune to never experience extreme poverty myself, I have seen poverty in many forms. What struck me particularly interesting … Continue reading

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Our Own Obstacle

I may have mentioned this before… I can be impatient. As a kid, I took piano lessons and asked my teacher on my first day when I could and would play Beethoven. Even worse, I never stuck with the lessons … Continue reading

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Why Matters

I’ve come to a conclusion. For us to truly be motivated to do anything, we must have a reason why we do it. And not simply any reason why but a meaningful and valid reason why. Out with the superficial reasons! … Continue reading

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