Category Gail Cawley Showalter

What It Means to Be Human

We have choices. You can make a fist or extend a hand of peace.

How to Approach Your Own Spiritual Reorientation

Do you yearn, as I do, for the just right spiritual path that will give you the meaningful life you desire? Perhaps like so many of us you have “realized that religion too often shrinks, starves, cages, and freezes aliveness rather than fostering it.” You want to live life with aliveness.

ABC’s of Wisdom

This is my editorial as it appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise, February 14, 2021 ABCs of Wisdom – M – Mercy Mercy is most precious when it is least deserved. We are a judgmental people. We find fault with those who don’t hold our views and we have our ideas of what should happen to […]

How to Be Part of the Solution, Part 2

I think we can agree that there is far too much hate in the world. The 24/7 news coverage makes sure we see it all. After the angry mob recently attacked our capital it is easy to give the anger a face. So what shall we do? Those of us watching – what can we do?

How to Be Part of the Solution

I think we can agree that there is far too much hate in the world. The 24/7 news coverage makes sure we see it all. After the angry mob recently attacked our capital it is easy to give the anger a face. So what shall we do? Those of us watching – what can we do?

How to Improve Mental Impressions

There are millions of beautiful impressions, and they are all for you. There are enough to make you a supremely happy man or woman.

Who Makes a Difference?

Who Makes a Difference May Surprise You January and you may be reflecting and evaluating your life. This post reminds me that, as Mother Teresa said, “Do small things with great love.” Philosophy from late Charles Schultz Quiz Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. Name the […]

Loyalty is wise – Most of the time

When is Loyalty Wise? Editorial as it appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise, December 13, 2020

What No One Tells You About What Really Matters in Life

Teaching Really Matters Since teaching wasn’t my first choice in a career I didn’t fully realize the significance of my work. In 1989 I was recruited to take the position of Teacher of the Visually Impaired for two school districts who had established a co-op. This required that I return to college, yet again. I […]

Growth Prepares You for Life

Loving the Growth Chapter 10 in Living Learning Loving by Gail Cawley Showalter Have you ever had growing pains. I recall when I was a child and my legs would ache my parents would say, “You’re just having growing pains.” Little did I know then that I’d have growing pains later in life too, even […]