Simplifying well-being

Simplifying well-being

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about well-being. It seems like creativity: every thinker as a different definition and most people these days have something to sell. It’s easy to get lost in the weeds.   Let me simplify.   Physical: what sorts of physical...
finding well-being when you are sick

finding well-being when you are sick

Especially when we are physically ill or disabled, well-being is important. Amidst chronic illness, we sometimes think well-being is beyond us. It’s not. Being cured or being what the dominant culture thinks of as “healthy” may not be achievable, but we can still work...
Creating a well-being quiz

Creating a well-being quiz

This month, I am focusing on spending my days in ways that enhance my own and others’’ well-being. This begs the question: what is well-being? I love the expression because it sidesteps notions of “cure” or “healthiness,” both of which are beyond me at the moment....
What makes your heart sing?

What makes your heart sing?

invited to reinvention and returning from four months in bed, I am tempted to make things complicated. In previous years, faced with this promise, I have looked at what’s working and what’s not working, determined to problem solve to improve my life. Or perhaps I...
Four practices for well-being

Four practices for well-being

Last week I explored the Greater Good Science Center’s 9 keys to well-being. I have 12 Kind Practices. Greater Good has quizzes to help you figure out where you might want to concentrate, but even that can be overwhelming. Each morning, I remind myself of four...