It seems to me that sometimes when we lose someone we love, our sensitivity shoots up to the things we hear and these small comments or words can stay with us in a profound way. After my husband died, someone said “…he just genuinely cared for everybody around him.”...Read more
Time is the ultimate currency. Time is the currency of free will. Time can be used as a gift of compassion, an act of love, a tool of manipulation, an unspoken message, or a weapon. Time is blind. It is given to everyone in equal measure daily and yet it can be taken...Read more
“Let’s talk soon. We need to catch up.” “Absolutely!” Does that sound familiar? It’s a familiar text message for me. I jump from this one person to thinking of ALL the other people I love and want to catch up with ALL of them, and I get overwhelmed. Then I do not pick...Read more
I saw this license plate the other day, a personalized one…VERYBUSY. Yes, that’s right, the license plate said very busy. I thought to myself, wow. WOW. That says a lot. So many of us feel very busy nowadays, but recently there has started to grow a significant...Read more
Where other attempts at self-improvement may fail you, consistent self-care never will. The benefits are HUGE. The cost: Time and effort. The reality we know is that anything worth having takes time and energy. Why is it so hard for us to consistently make self-care a...Read more
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