Sadness & Laughter

Today I’m feeling uninspired.  I have flipped through journals, reviewed drafted articles that didn’t get published, and scanned interesting articles by others that I’ve collected.  I’ve looked at photos, and some of my favorite books for inspiration or an idea.  Nada. Zip. Zero. I’ve distracted myself with emails, a cross-word puzzle, small tasks, and multiple cups of tea.  I’ve scheduled …

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 …

Change, change, change…..

“Why is change so hard?!” This plaintive statement I’ve heard from clients (and muttered myself once or twice with added emphasis). Change is difficult because of two very important “laws” of nature. One from the world of physics and another from neuroscience. If you don’t remember Newton’s first law of motion, it’s okay. To paraphrase Newton, an object endeavors to …

Words Fail Me……

Words fail me in so many ways.   I can locate and place together a of string of words that clearly convey thoughts, feelings, and experiences, most of the time.  There are other times in which I am unable to express myself. Language is but a system of aural sounds and written symbols.   We use these sounds and symbols to bridge the …

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 …