Avoiding the “Status” Trap

Avoiding the “Status” Trap

A few years back I downloaded a language app in order to keep my French-speaking skills in passable condition. Over time, the app has added upgrades that definitely improve learning. But some ‘improvements’ are triggering my inner self-critic:  “Am I working hard...
Celebrating the Single Life

Celebrating the Single Life

So last night I watched “The Way I See It”. That’s the title of Pete Souza’s – Official Photojournalist for the Barack Obama presidency – documentary. Amazing images & heart-aching memories for a lot of us here in the States. Pete shared a...
Looking for Joy

Looking for Joy

It’s all well and good for Wise Ones (my go-to writers, philosophers, light-workers and mindfulness experts) to tell me that Joy is the highest and most powerful energetic vibration there is. And that Joy should be my goal. For today. Or at least for the minute that I...
Coping With Mean People & Primal Fears

Coping With Mean People & Primal Fears

This week I’ve had a few potent opportunities to face up to some truly mean people in my life. Which has meant coping with a lot of negativity. Verbal abuse. Intimidation. Tactics designed to zap my personal power and make me question myself. It’s also meant a new...
Looking for Joy

A Fine Line: Helping, vs. Enabling Others

I’m not going to make this Post about politics. The people here in the U.S. have some soul-searching and reality-checking to do. Choices, and decisions to make. It’s clear to a lot of us that it’s time to address our “issues” as a nation. Still, as I was thinking...
Reasons to Stop Stressing About Aging

Reasons to Stop Stressing About Aging

Singer-songwriter David LaFlamme (the band was called It’s a Beautiful Day, in the 60’s) wrote a song called “Time”. The lyrics are actually a riff on a piece of classical literature, but LaFlamme took a piece of ‘classic’ art and made it accessible to anyone and...
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