The Real “Essential Activities” for Today

The Real “Essential Activities” for Today

Like many people right now, I’m hunkered-down in a small personal orbit of “only essential activities”. A bizarre situation that, despite having lived through a few global pandemics I can’t find a similar comparison for. The difference? I feel impacted on a deeper...

An “Epidemic of Loneliness”?

I can’t put my finger on the exact cause, but for me, January’s been kind of a difficult month. For sure, the cold and dark days set the tone. But I’ve also been feeling extra-emotional and often on the verge of tears. For example, the city where I live (like most...
The Back Door:  when people lie to us

The Back Door: when people lie to us

Why do people we love or work with, lie to us, and how do we respond when they do? “I never got your project in my email.”  Yeah, I think you did; I requested a Read Receipt. “My wife has no clue because I’m such a good actor, but I am so checked out of our...
The Legacy of Suicide

The Legacy of Suicide

Recently I was consoling a close friend of mine (who also happens to be my re-married ex-husband), about the aging process. He’d gotten some disappointing news during his annual medical check-up: his prostate gland was doing what it often does as men age. As I tried...
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