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New Year New Beginning New Day Every Day

Happy New Year to You and Me! As this day marks my 10th anniversary it is extra special to me. Ten years ago today I awoke from a coma in a small hospital in a foreign country. I’d taken my kids for the week to an intensive language school in Veracruz, Mexico. We left home […]

Posted on 01/01/2018 01:12 pm | Comments Off on New Year New Beginning New Day Every Day

How to Avoid Conflict

Differing points of view can lead to conflict. We see that every day in small events in our personal lives to large global clashes. We are all brought up with different rules of engagement, particular to our home. How to navigate the differences in small encounters helps prevent the larger battles. When I was a […]

Posted on 10/24/2017 05:44 am | Comments Off on How to Avoid Conflict

Are You Selfish?

“That sounds so selfish.” That comment is voiced regularly in my office and I’m delighted when I hear it. It shows me that there’s some awareness of a feeling that’s uncomfortable enough to examine. Usually, the “that sounds so selfish” question comes from the belief that the wishes of others should come first. That’s the […]

Posted on 09/05/2017 06:36 am | Comments Off on Are You Selfish?

Road Closed, Change Directions

Late last summer I had to change my route from home to wherever I was headed. The most expedient, convenient, logical way from my house to the main thoroughfare was inaccessible. My road was closed. I could no longer take my familiar way through by driving around barriers or outwitting the road construction. A new […]

Posted on 08/15/2017 07:00 am | Comments Off on Road Closed, Change Directions

Body Talk: How to Read What You’re Feeling

Ever get to that place where you “lose your cool”? The hotter it gets, it seems, the easier it is to lose it. And when you loose your cool, nobody feels good afterwards. Your target doesn’t like that kind of attention, and then there’s the guilt that swamps over you, leaving shame and embarrassment in […]

Posted on 07/17/2017 05:34 pm | Comments Off on Body Talk: How to Read What You’re Feeling

Witnessing: The Under Rated Gift of Independence

My son is living with me this summer as he commutes to his college internship. He’s a kind and gentle young man and I like him a lot. But, having him here reminds me how much I have to work with myself to refrain from taking his learning away from him. In that refrain is […]

Posted on 07/04/2017 05:33 am | Comments Off on Witnessing: The Under Rated Gift of Independence

How I Learned about Narcissism

  My mother was a narcissist. Through no fault of her own, she fit the classic profile. At the age of 2, when it was time for her to inch herself away from the stable presence of her mother, one step at a time, the tables turned and her mother left her. Did that make […]

Posted on 11/11/2016 10:58 am | Comments Off on How I Learned about Narcissism

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