The Language of Emotions

Do you have an emotional vocabulary?  Do you use a wide range of words to describe how you are feeling or do you rely on “fine” and “okay?”  In our environment of rapid change and clipped conversations (verbal and through technology), most of us rely upon the expedient answer of “fine” when queried by someone, especially in a non-intimate environment …

Who Do You Want To Be?

  This week I’ve been struggling with doubt.   Self-doubt.  I was sitting in a meeting a few days ago and I wondered, “am I really contributing here?”  “Am I the right person with the right skills to help?   There is so much this organization needs and I feel so inadequate to help it move forward.  Am I the right person?   …

Turn, Turn, Turn

A friend mentioned that she was impressed that I could generate thought-provoking articles each week.   I replied, “It’s just whatever I’m thinking about at the time.”  I don’t believe I was trying to deflect the compliment, because I do write about what I’m struggling with, what I’m learning (or relearning), and/or what I’m noticing about myself and my environment. Lately …

Night Musings

Have you ever noticed that you think differently at night?  I’m not talking about the early evening hours say 7:00 or 8:30 p.m.  I’m talking about the night hours, after midnight and before 6:00 a.m.  Those hours in which most of your world is sleeping (except for the cats and other nocturnal animals, of course). When I was young and …

A Hacked Computer Unmasks the Ego

My computer was hacked!   Being hacked brought back those anxious thoughts that sat in the back of my mind and would come wriggling to the surface like those huge worms after a rainstorm.  “Will I get hacked?  How does it happen?   How will I know I’ve been hacked?  How do you deal with it?” Well, my wriggling worries, came to pass.  Luckily, …