April 1, 2019

Tips about Apologies

A close friend told me about an experience she had after she worked up the courage to ask someone for an apology for something he had done that had been disrespectful and painful. The event happened years before. She tried to talk to him about it soon after, but he […]
March 4, 2019

Tips about The Value of Kindness at Work

“Getting paid” is the fulfillment of an employee/employer contract. The employee works; the employer pays. For some that is enough. However, we know that saying “thank you” or “great job” to someone is important. Recognition by a supervisor or a peer has a positive impact on both the person extending […]
March 4, 2019

Acknowledging the Kindness of Others

What happens when we acknowledge another’s kindness? What happens when we contemplate those acts or experiences for which we feel grateful?   We feel good!   We experience benefits to our health when we write a letter of gratitude to someone who helped us in our life.   Delivering that letter […]
February 1, 2019

Tips to Protect our Brain Health

At a recent conference about women’s health and the brain, the acronym, “MENSS,” was presented by Lynn Posluns, founder and president of Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Her mission is about reminding us the ways to PROTECT our brain health. Although we all know the importance of these elements, her acronym […]
February 1, 2019

Life Lessons from Elders

There is much wisdom that can come to us from those that live a long time. We each have the opportunity to observe elders and learn from them. In a culture that is so focused on youth it is possible to miss these significant life lessons. In most cultures around […]
December 28, 2018

Creating Our Own Reality

As we enter the new year we can think of how we can move through life’s moments with a kinder attitude. For many of us this can be a different and challenging approach to life. One way to begin is to ask ourselves one of these questions when we are […]
November 30, 2018

Tips for Recalibrating After Physical Setbacks

“You’re not out of the woods yet.” said the doctor to the recovering patient. “You need to take things a bit slower for a while. Listen to your body; it will guide you to where you need to go.”   Being “in the woods” is an experience unlike any other. […]
November 30, 2018

Changing Your Attitude

I am learning so much as I enter this next decade of my life. I hope what I am learning will resonate with you. Healing requires time and patience. The healing path is not straight; there are unexpected obstacles and detours along the way. There are also incredible lessons to […]
November 1, 2018


I had a conversation with women, many of whom are recent transplants to a new town. We shared what it’s like and what it takes to make friendships when you are new to a community. I realized how valuable it would be to open up this topic in this forum. […]
August 31, 2018

Be Kind to Yourself in the Midst of Changes

This is the time of year when people are saying goodbye to their children and sending them off to school, the armed services, or away for work.   It is easier to do for some of us than for others (that applies to both parents and children). As one mother […]