Peace, Love, and Joy

Peace, Love, and Joy

MERRY CHRISTMAS Peace, Love, and Joy JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 24 December 2020 The following poem adorned the back of my Christmas cards. This year may not have brought me more streams of income, dream vacations, or new acquaintances. But it...
A New Tradition

A New Tradition

TRADITION & REBIRTH A New Tradition JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 10 December 2020 tra·di·tion – /trəˈdiSH(ə)n/ – the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way....
A Thrill of Hope

A Thrill of Hope

HOLIDAYS & CONTROL A Thrill of Hope JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 3 December 2020 Steve Maraboli, the author of Life, the Truth, and Being Free, said, “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

FAMILY & TRADITIONS Happy Thanksgiving JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 25 November 2020 We arrive about 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. I walk in the door of my Aunt Catherine’s marble and polished-mahogany kitchen, and the aroma of Thanksgiving...
Gather, Comprehend, and Share

Gather, Comprehend, and Share

THE BEE, THE DEER, & THE LION Gather, Comprehend, and Share JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 19 November 2020 I was recently turned onto a Tibetan text that stopped me in my tracks. It’s from the Dzogchen scriptures, and is translated as follows:...
A Modern Woman in Search of Resolve

A Modern Woman in Search of Resolve

HISTORY & EMOTIONS A Modern Woman in Search of Resolve JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 12 November 2020 I’ve been feeling rather flummoxed these days. At times I’ve been excited, relieved, anxious, nervous, elated, and aggravated. I’m a full...