Posts Tagged ‘ self-care ’

Shared Success–Inspiration with a Smile

This is the kind of story that keeps me going– doing what I do. Successes–small and large are what keep us moving toward the brightness of the future. Whether baby’s first steps, a passing grade or a full deep breath, completion juices us with lovely hormones and a welcome sense of satisfaction. This crossing a […]

Posted on 06/26/2017 05:45 pm | Comments Off on Shared Success–Inspiration with a Smile
 

Reflections on Father’s Day

Years ago I was in a workshop with my professor, Sam Osherson, who offered a four-day workshop on “Restoring the Broken Link between Fathers and Sons.” (That probably wasn’t the exact title, it was a long time ago, but that was the gist). I was intrigued and signed up for it. The next three and […]

Posted on 06/19/2017 03:48 pm | 1 Comment
 

How to Weather Spring’s Rites of Passage, Summer is Almost Here

I remember the excited delight of getting out of school for the summer. It was great and we students were ready to jump long before the final bell rang. Sweet memories I cherish, but not so much how I feel about May these days. Nevertheless, here we go. It’s the end of May, heading into […]

Posted on 05/25/2017 05:45 pm | Comments Off on How to Weather Spring’s Rites of Passage, Summer is Almost Here
 

How’d it Go? Mother’s Day Part 2

You’ve celebrated—or survived—another Mother’s Day. Whatever the day held, your experience of Mother’s Day was unique. It was yours, and yours alone. But the question I want to ask on this week after Mother’s Day is universal. Now that you’ve had your experience of Mother’s Day, how did you mother yourself? Were you kind and […]

Posted on 05/15/2017 06:01 am | Comments Off on How’d it Go? Mother’s Day Part 2
 

Mother’s Day: The Perfect Gift—But for Whom?

When I think of celebrating Mother’s Day, I think of having my children here at home with me, spending time together as a family. That would be the perfect gift.   Or would it?   On the one hand, being with my kids and doing something special, like going on a bike ride together on […]

Posted on 05/10/2017 05:43 pm | Comments Off on Mother’s Day: The Perfect Gift—But for Whom?
 

Living is More Brilliant When You Practice Dying

“Practice dying.” That is family therapist Carl Whitaker’s advice on living fully (he was quoting Plato). Throughout the 25 years that quote has been posted on my bulletin board, I’ve revised my interpretation of it from time to time. After being so ill once that I literally did have one foot in the grave, I’ve […]

Posted on 04/13/2017 08:40 am | Comments Off on Living is More Brilliant When You Practice Dying
 

“You Can Do It” A Letter to Myself

“You can do it.” I recall saying this to myself when I was going to Camp Fire Girls the first time. I loved the thought of camaraderie with a group of girls I didn’t know and who didn’t know me or my family. I felt a sense of freedom with them; I had nothing to […]

Posted on 04/03/2017 09:23 pm | Comments Off on “You Can Do It” A Letter to Myself
 

How are You Framing Your Life?

Five years ago I wrote and published a book, Sweet Relief from the Everyday Narcissist. At the time, it was a heart-felt offering of support for people who find themselves stymied by their relationships with folks who are perpetually displeased with them. It was the “amen” to relationships I’d encountered that provided me a curriculum […]

Posted on 03/28/2017 09:07 am | Comments Off on How are You Framing Your Life?
 

How High Can You Fly? The Freedom of ‘Winging It’

Scratching around for what to fix for dinner, I pulled shrimp out of the freezer and asked my daughter to marinade them in something. As she poured Ponzu over the shrimp, she asked “Is this a ‘wing-it’ marinade”? Since she tends to cling to rules (unlike her mother-maybe it skips a generation), cooking without a […]

Posted on 03/12/2017 03:41 pm | Comments Off on How High Can You Fly? The Freedom of ‘Winging It’
 

I Think I’ve Got It!

Well, I had it for a brief moment. Thank goodness I lived on a farm for 20 years. I learned to temper my frustration by accepting that maintenance takes the most time. By spending more time filling tanks, sharpening blades or replacing bolts than I spent mowing, I learned to slow down and take one […]

Posted on 03/07/2017 06:14 am | Comments Off on I Think I’ve Got It!
 
 
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