When Life is Out of Control

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” ― Kahlil Gibran The people standing beside me were crowding in, as if they might smother me, it seemed.  My heart was pounding, my skin was tingly, my head felt dizzy, and I thought I might just die right […]

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Expiration Dates Keep Life and Ideas Fresh

It’s really clear to me that you can’t hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas. ~Alan Alda When my friend’s husband died, I wanted to do something helpful and useful, so I cleaned out her refrigerator.  We […]

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Living Beyond Balance

“I don’t like the word ‘balance.’ To me, that somehow conjures up conflict between work and family… as long as we think of these things as conflicting, we will never have happiness. True happiness comes from integration… of work, family, self, community.” Padmasree Warrior Balance is necessary in so many places, isn’t it?  I’ve been […]

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That Sneaky Thing Called Sadness

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There has been a lot of sad news lately. It isn’t really my sad news but that of folks I care about: Friends who are dealing with cancer and other […]

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