Well-being

March 11, 2023

Believing Someone Else’s Opinion of Us

When we believe someone else’s view of us that makes us feel diminished, we forget the wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt who said: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This does not mean that we are consciously giving our consent to feel inferior; it does mean, though, […]
February 1, 2023

Understanding Our Anger

I’ve had several conversations lately with folks about anger. All of our emotions, including anger, are part of being human. Despite the fact that anger can be a very understandable response in a given situation, we all know it can also be destructive. It’s important to know how we can […]
January 6, 2023

Our Attitude and the New Year

We have control over the attitude that we have in response to situations that arise. Sometimes the way we begin something influences its trajectory. We begin a new year. May it be meaningful and a year of growth and connection. Sometimes the new year brings us great joy, and sometimes […]
December 1, 2022

Resilience

We have all heard remarkable stories of individual resilience. I recently addressed a group where three of the other presenters shared what it took to get through significantly challenging times. They discussed multiple essentials. Some that keep showing up are: recognizing what is and is not within our control, problem […]
November 1, 2022

Taking Care Of Ourselves So We Can “Show Up”

After 2 & 1/2 years of being oh-so-careful, I tested positive for COVID the other day. Almost everyone I know has had the virus experiencing varying degrees of illness (from almost nothing to life threatening…and some have died) There are those who are still experiencing “LONG COVID.” As I write […]
October 4, 2022

Internalizing What I Read

Socrates said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Ultimately, by living an examined life, we are giving ourselves an amazing gift. We receive a sense of freedom, clarity, and thus, peace. Socrates further says: “We must examine and understand the universe that dwells within [our] own soul.”     […]
September 2, 2022

The Flag Belongs to All of Us

On August 9th, Primary Election Day, I was aware of my significant internal distress. I needed to understand what was going on. I quieted myself and began to write. I write as a way to sort out my feelings which, in this case, were deeply entwined with a powerful symbol […]