You’ve tried working harder, then smarter. Now try working with joy!
How easy it is to accuse. Everything changes when we pause and look inside to see our contribution to a situation.
We all know people we steer clear of — they upset us. We become attached to our thoughts and feelings about them and cannot see their personhood or their hearts. Our conviction creates suffering, ours and theirs. Columnist Paul Prather wrote: “In such cases, if we’re not careful, we find ourselves right about the facts,[…]
“There’s a certain wisdom that begins by knowing that, of course, you, like everyone else, are pretty difficult.” Alain de Botton As we glide away from this Valentine’s month, I want to take a fresh look at love. Don’t get me wrong. I love love. Love is at the center of my life and my work.[…]
Tess, a new supervisor, complained about the people she supervised. “If it weren’t for the people, I’d love this job,” she bemoaned. “They are adults. Don’t you think they could just do their work?” Tess was always magical when working with adolescents. But now, working with adults, she somehow thought that love, compassion, and understanding[…]
There is a young man named Choi who was abandoned by his family at age 3 and then ran away from abuse in a foster home at the age of 5. He lived on the streets, selling odds and ends to make enough money to eat. His home was a container box in the red[…]
For many people around the world this time of the year celebrates light. For many, this has been a darker than usual year. Amazingly, even without much light, there is a light that never wanes. It is the light and love that glow in our hearts. Sometimes we can’t see our own light…..yet others reflect[…]
We’ve been moved by the former Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, who speaks about the biggest disease in the world right now. He says that more than the diseases that come to mind, loneliness is the most prevalent disease. It seems rather strange in this century that loneliness could be the thing people suffer from the[…]
Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. –Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Thanksgiving is one day for giving thanks. But in these fraught times, one day is not enough. Many people are feeling pandemic fatigue, loneliness, itchiness to get back to some semblance of regular[…]
Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries. It is a great song Doris Day recorded in May, 1967. Ginger Rogers sang and danced it in 1960. Perhaps the bowl of cherries has not been your experience this year. Individually, we can make the lists of all the disruptions and hardships of 2020. A very easy-to-do[…]