Category Gail Cawley Showalter

Single mom with her son and daughter by her side

How to Live a Life That Works

I’ve found that life is filled with one lesson after another. And like most lessons they aren’t easy.

What Is a World of Meaning?

There are patterns all around and above us. As far as the eye and telescopes can see patterns are revealed. The seasons always follow sequentially as they always have. Seeds reproduce just as they have since the beginning. Babies are born after nine months. Children grow up, mature and have babies of their own. This pattern of meaning is logos or the logic of life.

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 […]

Caricature of Gail as tough old bird

How Optimism Improves Your Health

I got to be a Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms and Women Having Tough Times by living through years of tough times myself. Living for a lot of years has taught me that people who are optimistic about the future lead happier and healthier lives.