Use Joy to Get Through Struggles — What?

Use Joy to Get Through Struggles — What?

We’ve been stuck in our separate homes for much longer than we expected to be. Some things are reopening and then closing. The uncertainty about what’s next, when things will get back to normal, what normal looks like … is unsettling.  This is a hard time — I want to...
Journal with Me—Habits for Positivity

Journal with Me—Habits for Positivity

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  —Aristotle   In last week’s blog, I encouraged you to build a habit of positivity, of noticing the good in your day even (or especially) if it was a tough day. Doing so helps change...
Journal with Me: Are You the Creative Type?

Journal with Me: Are You the Creative Type?

Are you creative?   What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I ask that?   The short answer is you, as a human, are creative, but sometimes we don’t even realize our own creativity. Famous poet Maya Angelo said “You can’t use up creativity. The...
What I Really Want for My Birthday

What I Really Want for My Birthday

My birthday is coming up and it’s a “big” one. I’m turning 60.   My younger friends ask how I feel about that. Since I love my birthday, I’m happy. I’ll be in Wellfleet where I’ve spent almost all of my “big” birthdays – 5, 10, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50 and now 60....
Journal with Me—Habits for Positivity

Journal with Me: What’s Fun? How do you play?

When I was a kid, I loved to play with my sister, Lisa. She was just one year younger than me, so we were practically twins. We’d make up elaborate games using marbles or our troll dolls or even with blankets, jump ropes and our parents’ furniture. We’d create entire...