feel better with “health snacks”

feel better with “health snacks”

In his book, Feel Better in 5, author Dr. Rangana Chatterjee invites readers to choose a five minute “health snack” from each of three menus: mind, body, and heart. Mind snacks reduce stress and anxiety. Body snacks get your body moving, and heart snacks increase your...
Well-being promises and practices

Well-being promises and practices

it’s the time of year many people make resolutions. In the before times, workout centers would be filled with ambitious exercisers… Until about the third week of January. That’s when New Year’s energy petered out. Surely, there must be a more sustainable model. There...
three steps for dealing with emotional upset

three steps for dealing with emotional upset

This month I’ve been writing about how to respond to uncomfortable emotions. These last nine months has been filled with them and, as the pandemic continues, we get more invitations to improve our emotional intelligence. I was reminded this week of a Buddhist mind...
Journaling prompts for an uncertain winter

Journaling prompts for an uncertain winter

We are moving into winter and, although knowledge that coronavirus vaccines may be coming soon is giving us hope, we continue to be in uncertain times. Even the prospect of living into a post-vaccine new normal fills some people with anxiety. Winter darkness is...
expand our us

expand our us

Who are we? Certainly not them! They think so oddly who do they think they are? How dare they? But wait don’t they feel the same way about us? So maybe we can go beyond us and them and expand our us to this roiling human yearning but why stop there? Mama polar...
malice toward none in 2020

malice toward none in 2020

We are emerging from a very contentious election in the US. I am saddened as people around me talk about the other side as though they are evil, ignorant, and not worthy of any respect. I recently read Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, in which he encourages...