In the Dark of Winter, Embrace the Discomforts of Growth

The pandemic. Cooped up inside to avoid the cold. Seasonal affective disorder. Climate change. Mercury retrograde.  Restlessness, discontent, and malaise is not uncommon this time of year, especially during these trying times. Our tendency may be to push through, force a smile onto our faces, and pretend it’s not there. Certainly there are situations that […]

Make Intentions and Resolutions for the 2022 New Year

The distinction between an intention and resolution is small but important. A resolution is a firm decision that you either meet or miss. Weight loss, exercise, or saving money are typical resolutions for the new year. Less than half of resolutions are maintained after 6 months, according to this research. Though resolutions overlap with intentions, […]

Journey to Be in a Relationship

Like most girls, I spent my childhood imagining that I’d meet a wonderful man and live happily ever after. The search was the hard part, according to cultural lore. One day, about 6 years into my marriage, and much to my surprise, I found myself crying as I walked down the street. Why? I had 2 […]

Thanksgiving And Lovegiving To Earth

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”  ― Mark Twain Twain’s wisdom resonates because it strikes such a chord of […]

Developing Resilience During COVID

One of my favorite lines from the time I was doing professional development was, “I don’t have time to learn time and stress management.” Well, now (most of) you do.  It seems that, for many of us, right now amidst the quarantine the stress comes not from feeling like you have too much to do, but from feeling […]