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 […]

Solitude Matters

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

“..being in the fog does not have to mean being altogether lost” Joan Anderson, A Year By The Sea When I am engrossed in life, I can be overcome with the feeling that there is never enough time.  I tend to fall back on black-and-white, either-or, yes-or-no thinking. When I do not have time alone,  I find that I […]

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 […]

Change One Thing…Enjoy Many Rewards

Monday, March 19th, 2012

There are givens in life that we cannot change, such as our boss’s mood, the traffic on our way home, our partner’s behavior. There are also things that we can change…our own thoughts, feelings and actions. Are you one of many people who are stuck and overwhelmed at the idea that there are too many […]

Just Breathe: Your Daily Balancing Act (Part 1)

Monday, March 12th, 2012

How can I find balance when I am juggling so many things?”  This is the question I often hear when I suggest that someone find their inner balance.  This is the question we ponder when we are focused on the outside world and not on inner balance.  When we focus on the outside world, we […]

Red Flags: Balancing Our Reactions and Responses

Monday, February 20th, 2012

  Have you ever walked away from a conversation feeling dazed and confused, asking yourself, “what just happened?”  You know, that question from your partner about whose turn it is to empty the trash that quickly deteriorates into you accusing your partner of TOTALLY disrespecting you.  Or, that simple request from your boss for those reports, which has […]