Be Your Best Friend

“Oh, you’re my best friend…”  The lyrics of that song by Queen have been running through my mind lately.  Which is a much better choice than what usually cycles and recycles through my monkey mind at times.  I heard the song a few days ago, and it caused me to ponder: what if we truly were a best friend to …

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 …

Learn, Unlearn and Relearn

Learn, unlearn, and relearn.  Three simple words that represent the struggles I go through regularly (as do my clients).  The full quote by Alvin Toffler, futurist and philosopher, is: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” I bump up against unlearning and re-learning every day.  …

How Resilient Are You?

How often do you grit your teeth in silence and/or tell yourself to “just hang on a little longer?”  Perhaps you allow friends or family members to invade your physical or emotional boundaries and say to yourself “never again!”  What do you say to yourself when you fail? Do you berate yourself, blame someone else, or think “well that was …

Experience A Full Range….of Emotions

  I read a play this week that confused and frustrated me.  In my mind (while reading), I kept asking: “Why are the characters acting this way?”  As I continued to read, I realized that the   frustration and confusion was because the characters weren’t sharing with each other what was really going on, what they were thinking and feeling. What …