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The weather outside is frightful, and so is the news day after day… What to do to keep sane and hopeful, especially on the day this country celebrates the heritage of Martin Luther King, Jr.?   There is a story told about C. G. Jung. Someone, some years ago, distressed about the deplorable state of the world Read more…


Last year, 2017, was for me, full of hard work, deadlines, and new challenges. And it was mostly all to the good. I learned a lot and I accomplished a lot. Now it’s time to turn the page.   But first I want to note the blog that I wrote last year at this time about my Read more…


This blog is my gift to everyone in this season of darkness opening to the power of light entering the world. When I prepared a talk on self-care a couple weeks ago, I learned about something I had not considered part of self-care. To set the stage, let me explain. I struggled to figure out how to Read more…


Last week I gave a presentation on self-care. I included several aspects under the umbrella of self-care including nutrition, exercise, sleep, spiritual health, and stress. At this time of year, and I will add, at this point in time, stress is a big factor in many lives. In my research, I gathered the following facts and suggestions Read more…


There is much in the news today about sexual harassment and sexual assault. Many famous and powerful men are caught up in scandals related to sexual misconduct. It seems that a well-covered, even attractively clothed societal structure has been stripped of its façade and the underlying scaffolding of power, entitlement, and abuse of other human beings is Read more…


When I hear someone interviewed on a media platform about some noteworthy accomplishment, a highly acclaimed book or a successful new company, for example, I notice a pattern. Invariably the interviewer asks a version of these questions. What was your original idea? How did you achieve your success?   The responses are similar. The initial idea is Read more…


An article I read recently got me thinking. Although it is a religious tract, my thoughts turned to my own personal struggles, nothing religious. The article is about the human mix that we all are, both the good and the bad. The article suggests that when we are at our best we are “saints who know ourselves Read more…


This past week I witnessed two friends come to loggerheads about a political issue. One friend had tried to reach out in the form of a letter to someone who had very different political opinions. The other friend chastised the letter-writer for being too soft and gentle, to the point of appearing close to supporting the views Read more…


I wasn’t sure about what to present in my blog today. In the past two weeks I have experienced a variety of events affecting me directly and personally, or indirectly through our society and culture. A lot is going on in our world, much that is upsetting. I could have written about resilience, or understanding how I Read more…


Learning to be aware of sensory input enhances our lived experiences and our ability to make decisions and relate to others. This workshop opens the participants to using their whole bodies and selves in their lives through exercises in gently flexing their bodies, breathing exercises, and noticing sensory input. Writing, art making, and dialogue are also a Read more…