Conversation with Fear

Conversation with Fear

For some reason—okay, maybe because I’m working on a big, scary goal—I got the image of me and fear sitting on a park bench. Or should I say Fear? Anyway, we sat down on this park bench together to talk. The sky was full of angry, dark clouds roiling in the gusty...
Argument or Peace

Argument or Peace

After a presentation one night, a man came up to me and asked me what to do if you want to be positive but you live with someone who is very negative. I asked him for an example. “Last night my wife came upstairs and said, ‘You left the light on in the basement...
Blame

Blame

Recently, my son and I were 2 minutes late to his karate class. I knew as we pulled into the parking lot that he would not want to go in, even though I could see through the big window that class had not started yet. “Look!” I said. “Class hasn’t started yet. We can...
Vision Board Focus

Vision Board Focus

In January, I do a lot of presentations on vision boards. I also work with my individual clients who are interested in making a vision board. Earlier this month, I sat down with a new client to work with her as she created her first-ever vision board. She’d brought a...
Micro-Conflicts

Micro-Conflicts

There’s been a lot of conflict going on in our world these days. I’ve paid as much attention as I can, although at times I’ve had to turn off the radio and turn away from the newspaper headlines. Thinking about conflict make me notice how I react (what I think, how I...
Developing the Skill of Self-Compassion

Developing the Skill of Self-Compassion

“If you long for the world to be a saner, more loving place, please be advised that you must start inside. Care for your sick, anxious, exhausted self as lovingly as you want to care for every suffering thing.” –Martha Beck, Like Ten Thousand Knives When All You...