Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Stressful times are not on anyone’s wish list, but they can teach us a lot about ourselves and how we handle challenges and loss and change, about what we value, and about what we may be hanging on to that we don’t need. Having my everyday way of life stripped away...
Why We Need Compassion Now More Than Ever

Why We Need Compassion Now More Than Ever

I was walking on the fire road near my home a few days ago, being mindful of the need for social distancing — moving far to my side if someone was walking the other direction. Suddenly, four mountain bikers came at me at high speed, all only two feet from each other...
How Are You Dealing with Unexpected Change?

How Are You Dealing with Unexpected Change?

Each day I wake up and think to myself, ok I’ve figured out where I can walk the dog and maintain social distance, I’ve figured out the time to go shopping so there are only a few other folks in the store, I’ve figured out how to have extra adult children back in the...
How To Hold the Dark & Light Together

How To Hold the Dark & Light Together

It gets dark so early these days. Every year, I seem to be surprised by the gathering darkness, how quickly it comes on, how early I need to get out with the dog if I don’t want to come home in blackness.   Here in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is just...