By the way...how do you feel about religion? I figured...since I was launching this thing about politics (which we all know we aren't supposed to do), I might as well cover my bases and give religion a solid mention. The irony is that I JUST wrote a blog about being discerning about reading the news. … Continue reading Seriously, Mr. President…WTF? (The Value of Getting Angry)
Have you ever gotten an action photo taken? You know the type...you decide you want a picture of yourself in mid-air? Or mid-run? Or mid...whatever? It’s oddly satisfying when you get it just right. There you are, captured in a photo that is paradoxically static... and always in movement. To look upon it conjures a … Continue reading The Waiting Game
I’m a health coach, by trade. I live and breathe the stuff. When I wake up in the morning, I begin by removing my pink eye mask and my earplugs. That is to say, I sleep like a damned high-maintenance princess. I roll out of bed and pull up a yoga exercise video. I get … Continue reading What is the Right Amount of News?
I love my alone time. As far as I can recall, I have ALWAYS loved my alone time. When I am alone, I am at home. There is no impulse to determine what other people around me might need. I don’t feel the internal tug to regulate other people’s emotions. I’m not walking into a … Continue reading Even Introverts Need Community
I don't know whether this is a uniquely American problem...or if it's more of a universal human problem...but it's amazing to me just how many people fall into the either-or trap. You are either happy in your relationship, or you are not. You are either grateful, or you are striving for more. You are either … Continue reading It’s Both And…Not Either Or
We have a philosophy, here, in the United States that paints a picture of what success is supposed to look like. Actually..."paint a picture" is a little soft. Let's say, instead, that we have an algorithm we use in the United States that is intended to mimic what we think success requires. If you work hard, you … Continue reading What If You Don’t Have to Work Hard?
You don't need me to tell you that we are living in strange times. Everything feels like it's kinda being put on pause. Except... Life is not on pause. Life is going on. It looks different from what we are used to, perhaps. But that doesn't mean anything actually just STOPS. Over the last week or so, … Continue reading Romance in a Time of Covid-19
Meet Remi: I have the good fortune to be living with two exceptional roommates: Remi (my dog) and Sasha (my cat). Remi is a rescue pup. I adopted her when she was just 2 months old. When I filled out the paperwork, the breed section read: chocolate lab and Aussie shepherd. What her paperwork SHOULD … Continue reading Wait…
We Are Living in a Satirical Movie, Right? Is This REAL? I don't know if you are feeling this way, but I kinda feel like we are living in a satirical version of a science fiction thriller. Mel Brooks was a genius with this. A blockbuster video would come out and he'd get to work … Continue reading The Next Best Move:
Go to a bookstore or local library and head toward the "psychology and self help" section. You will likely find a plethora of books that speak to "emotional intelligence." Type in the words "emotional intelligence books" in a search engine and you'll find articles like "26 emotional intelligence books." Or "The Top 20 Emotional Intelligence … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence
The Highly Sensitive Hitch... One of the most common grievances I hear from the highly sensitive people I have met and worked with is this one...singular...complaint: I hate that I have to take SUCH delicate care of myself to feel grounded. It feels like I have two options. I can either have a social life, … Continue reading How to Realize Your Potential and Become a STRONGER Sensitive Person
I have been having one hell of a time working up even an iota of creativity or a fraction of my usually abundant "can do" energy. The struggle has been real. What's odd about it is that only a few weeks ago, I was charged up and ready to go. I had momentum. I had a … Continue reading I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up! (What HSP and Cheetah’s Have in Common)