I feel fear swirling around with these autumn leaves as we all think of what this week might bring. Here's my advice for all of us: Remember to breathe. Both in AND out.Remember you have friends, family—people you love— who will be upset with the outcome. Be compassionate. With them. With yourself—because you might be … Continue reading My advice for this week of U.S. elections: 8 short suggestions
And I wonder about those psychic punches. What actually happens when we share negative thoughts and feelings?
Do we literally put out negative energy that others can feel?
So, you might ask, how is "a climate so charged with disagreement" (as a friend described it this morning) helping make me a better person? Well, it's an answer eight years in the making. Eight years ago, after Barak Obama was elected President of the United State of America, I started receiving very critical, … Continue reading How politics and the Internet and Facebook are making me a better person (yes, really!)
We adults are good at hiding jealousy, though. Kids are more honest about it. We adults try to hide it under sarcasm, criticism, comparison, evaluation.
OOOOHHH, KARMA is going to get you!! You do me wrong, I don't have to worry about it. Because KARMA!! This seem familiar? Ever had someone tell you this? Or maybe you read a Facebook post to this effect. Or maybe you even thought it or said it yourself. I sure have. And I know I'm … Continue reading Two Sides of Good Ol’ KARMA
"Do I have to give a Valentine's card to Joey Brown?" I distinctly remember whining this to my mother when I was in elementary school. Joey (whose name I have changed) was the kid in my class who had been "held back" as many times as the school system would allow. He had no … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Memories: Elementary School