5 Ways to Build Resilience and Deal with Anxiety

In troubling times, when we feel the weight of darkness or despair, we need more than ever to be able to recover whatever it is that can bring  ourselves out of this place. When we lose ourselves in the chaos of the world that is falling apart around us, what can we do to find […]

Finding Our Way Through the Dark

I didn’t post last month. All the cultural events at once seemed to be too much. I needed to sit with all the feelings that were running through my head and my heart and let them sink in. In times of trouble and uncertainty, we can find ourselves in a place of darkness and despair. […]

Love in the Time of Covid-19

During a day of April showers, I’m reflecting on family and friends and the love we share even through this time of imposed social distancing. Yes, we are home more, many of us working from home, and most of us with extra time on our hands. In uncertain times, what can we cling to? Where […]

The Ides of March

“Beware the Ides of March.” Having heard this many times during my life, I researched it to see where this saying originated. The word “ides” in the ancient Roman calendar relates to the middle of the month. Of course, this was a famous line from Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. So many of Shakespeare’s lines have […]

Clarity and Focus in the New Year

It’s December and we are in the midst of the holidays! Finding time for more obligations can be stressful. In these last days before the New Year, sometimes our thoughts turn to review the past. These memories, and their associated feelings, may be productive, although it is more beneficial to look ahead, to prepare to […]

Light Up the Holidays

The holidays are here! This time of year can be filled with extra events, obligations, and along with that, we may experience many associated pressures (whether  self-imposed or cultural). We may find ourselves striving for perfection and wondering if we can “make it all happen”  as we juggle schedules, projects, with more demands on our […]

Practice New Perspectives

One advantage of growing older is noticing patterns that may occur. Do you ever have the feeling of “deja vu”? Have you had the gnawing feeling that comes around again when you thought you were past it? Do you ever get triggered by something old, something you thought you had conquered, only to find it […]

Speak for Yourself

Feeling worthy and nurturing ourselves as part of natural self care is important to the ways we face situations and people in our lives. When we have cared for ourselves, we bolster our strength to interact with others and deal with events that might otherwise take us down. When we listen to that still voice […]


Most Friday evenings in the summer, I find myself at a local beach at a farmer’s market with live music, and very often, also, dancing. I have made this into a ritual, a way of marking the division between the work week and the weekend. I’m not a great dancer, but I like to go […]