Perspective, Presence

Silence Is Golden

In my recent blog, Going Off the Grid, I explored technology and the benefits of developing a healthy relationship with our personal electronic devices.  Well, even without electronics, we can still find many ways to distract ourselves and to avoid whatever it is we are feeling or thinking, what I like to call deflecting or… Continue reading Silence Is Golden

Appreciation, Presence, You

Going Off the Grid

These days, our cell phones have become something of an extension of our bodies.  More than just a telephone, our devices have become invaluable instruments in keeping us connected, organized, entertained and informed.  The technology truly is a modern miracle.  To kids growing up now, it’s common place.  But for those of us who remember… Continue reading Going Off the Grid

Perspective, Presence, You

Got Time?

There’s nothing like a high school reunion to make you think about time.  You put hundreds of hormone driven teenagers together in a Petri dish for four years, then give them a cap and gown and set them free.  Add time.  Then periodically bring them back together to see what's happened.  My 35th is around… Continue reading Got Time?

Perspective, Presence, You

The Extended Bodies

In my recent blog, Do You Have Healthy Boundaries?, I discovered what defines the limits of my being, not just my physical body, but my personal space, my space bubble.  It got me thinking, now that I know I have a definite boundary, what’s going on within that space? I was thinking about the life… Continue reading The Extended Bodies

Perspective, Presence

Do You Have Healthy Boundaries?

I used to think of my boundaries as just some metaphorical description for my ability to stand up for myself, my willpower, or how strong I was against other people’s desires.  An allusive concept, it was a way to determine whether a person has a backbone or not.  As a “people pleaser”, a “good girl”… Continue reading Do You Have Healthy Boundaries?

Perspective, Presence, You

Love Your Emotions!

We live in a society where everyone wants to be happy.  We’ll do anything to make sure our life is like one big yellow smiling emoji…make that a grinning emoji…or better yet, the one that’s grinning so hard the eyes are squinting, like this > < We are chasing happiness, in search of anything that… Continue reading Love Your Emotions!