(Originally published a year ago, with the title, “Flight.”) When I was little, before my sister was born, I spent weeks each summer at the beach with my mother, building castles, looking for sand dollars, and chasing tiny crabs in the dark as they darted in and out of holes, trying to escape the beams … Continue reading Repeat.
As promised, a repost. I chose this one because I've just settled into bed in a hotel after a six hour trip that took 36 hours to complete (Including 12 hours enjoying the sights and scenes of IAH, terminal C, and an overnight stay at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, courtesy of United Airlines). When my … Continue reading Relate.
Caring for one another, across generations and identities, is a human survival skill, an early evolutionary differentiator that is increasingly endangered by our allowing fear and doubt to cloud the path ahead.
Here's the big question: What things - realistic or abstract, visual or emotional - appear different based on their surroundings? How is your perception of anything - a person, an idea, a color, a perspective - affected by its context?
Somewhere in the world, right now, while you're reading these words, someone is excitedly discovering something you already know.
First, a disclaimer: All these worksheets and exercises you can use/do in support of your own well-being? Good stuff, aren't they? Yes. And, They aren't a substitute for therapy or other structured work with a trained professional. Full disclaimer follows, at the end of the post. "Life begins at 50," my friend, the late Harriet … Continue reading Reflect.
When I was in 4th grade, in 1975, my mother started having a self-described "mid-life crisis" that lasted several years. She sought help through counseling and reading, and one of the books she read was a wildly popular bestseller that I'd dismissed, until now.
When my children were little, during the age of great dependency, I sometimes, oftentimes, struggled in my job as their mother. My struggles were laid bare most visibly on weekends, holidays and vacations. Particularly at the beach. **** Once, we loaded the last bag in the car at almost noon, the first Saturday of spring … Continue reading Restore.