Falling Into It

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

  Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.  – Edwin Way Teale Every year I feel it creeping up on me. That subtle shift in the rhythm of the days, the deepening of nights. Really, […]

Listening to Vulnerability

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way home… My son and I were making our daily drive home from school.  After we had gotten thru the mundane stuff, mainly me asking about tonight’s homework, he confided that a fellow student had been getting on his nerves.  I invited him to “go on, tell me more.”  But, as he […]

The Gratitude Paradigm

Monday, September 17th, 2012

“Some people grumble that the roses have thorns, I am grateful that the thorns have roses” Alphonse Karr The Gratitude Paradigm….Shifting How We Experience Gratitude Gratitude is an emotion.  Like all emotions, gratitude has layers.  When we talk and listen to others speak about gratitude, we say and hear things such as “attitude of gratitude,” keeping a gratitude […]

The Space To Be Close

Monday, April 30th, 2012

“If I didn’t argue with you, I wouldn’t have been married to you for 72 years” Selma and Kenny Depending on which book you are reading, the experts say that the secret to a long and happy relationship is “do not argue with your partner” or “go ahead, argue.”  I wonder if this either-or-way of […]

Strength In Owning Our Weaknesses

Monday, April 16th, 2012

“I recently realized something about myself and it made me ANGRY!” “I realized that I need someone guiding me, challenging me and then  giving me positive feedback in order to stay focused. After years of self-help books that encourage me to look to no one else, I realize, that for some things, I need guidance […]