My Favorite Way to Celebrate New Steps

My Favorite Way to Celebrate New Steps

My Favorite Way to Celebrate New Steps What does September mean to you? September makes me remember the frisson of excitement – and nervousness – for school to begin. New pencils, new shoes, new teacher. Even in college and grad school, September meant change,...
Journal with Me: Small Acts of Kindness

Journal with Me: Small Acts of Kindness

Small acts of kindness help us practice love, generosity and compassion, and they also act as a positive feedback loop helping us grow caring and inner strength.  And kindness is catching (in a good way).  Studies show that a person who receives kindness is likely to...
The Unexpected Joy of Turning to Kindness

The Unexpected Joy of Turning to Kindness

In a recent article in The New York Times, writer Adam Grant describes how many people are experiencing the feeling of languishing – the feeling of stagnation and emptiness, and muddling through. That resonated, and just acknowledging that I’d rather be flourishing...
Journal with Me: Remembering A Special Person

Journal with Me: Remembering A Special Person

Last week I suggested you write a letter as a gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or to mark a milestone like a graduation or a special birthday. Sometimes it’s hard to get started. Tapping into your senses and writing a list of all you remember about a person...
How to Celebrate Missed Milestones

How to Celebrate Missed Milestones

A little over a year ago my eldest “graduated” from graduate school, but there was no graduation then. Graduation was moved to September, but that didn’t happen either. Now my youngest is graduating from college, a milestone that I’d hoped I wouldn’t miss, but only...
How Do YOU Want to Connect Now?

How Do YOU Want to Connect Now?

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Brené Brown. Seen, heard and valued sounds...

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