I realized that I spend a good deal of my life being physically present but otherwise absent. I wondered what I was missing out on by trying to be in more than one place at a time. What was the cost of this multitasking approach to life?
This week was stressful. There were several reasons for that but pervading all was the knowledge that my 19-year old son was leaving to go on an overseas trip – by himself
Damaged or broken relationships are an uncomfortable reality in most of our lives. Like a constant nagging or a wound that will not heal, we eventually relegate them to the dark recesses of our minds and get on with our lives.
If being yourself takes courage, being yourself in front of others demands more. This is part 3 of a letter to my sons (and to the daughters I never had). (Estimated reading time 3 minutes)
(Estimated reading time 2 minutes) Authentic, soul-deep connection is a gift. It feels like being seen and completely accepted in this moment while simultaneously being inspired to be the best version of yourself. It is freedom, joy and safety all wrapped in preferential love. It is true interest and questions and lack of judgement. It […]
(Estimated reading time 1 minute) Expectation can be a powerful force. It is often unidentified and unspoken, an invisible energy directing the flow of our lives. There are times when it can be good but more often expectation is the riptide that pulls you too far from shore, the wave that sucks you under, the […]
(Estimated reading time 1 minute) Like the seductive lure of sugar-laden treats or fried food, comparison with others promises a great deal but at best leaves us feeling dissatisfied. At worst comparison with others extinguishes both joy and confidence. Testing ourselves against the template of someone else will either have us coming last and feeling […]