• Reel Life Journeys

    Respect and compassion are vital traits when you ‘crash’

    Enraged after miles of horn blasts, hand gestures and angry yells, the driver steered his Tahoe onto the left shoulder to pass his competitor. The other driver swerved sharply to avoid it, causing a chain reaction. Chalk up another Nashville accident caused by road rage. Across town, driving home alone after a busy day at the office, I stopped short of the intersection. Two city buses were in lanes one and three, their doors open and blocking the middle lane, their drivers busy chatting to each other. “Okay, let’s move *#$&^#&$* and get going,” I yelled. The expletives hung in the air of my sealed, air-conditioned car, echoing in my…

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    Fear of loss can drive you to the Dark Side

    “I won’t lose you like I lost my mother.” Anakin Skywalker to his wife Padmè in Star Wars Episode III – The Revenge of the Sith When we are faced with losing someone we love, we can respond in many different ways. Some people freeze, overcome by the fear and unsure what to do next. Some people block it out and avoid the issue. Some people just hope everything works out by itself. Some people try to do everything humanly possible to prevent the loss from occurring. For Anakin Skywalker in the most recent Star Wars film, the fear drives him down a darker path. As an only child to…