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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Five Qualities You Gain From Struggle

When I checked my Twitter feed the other day, I saw that something called the “Barkley Marathon” was trending. I was instantly curious. After all, I’d never heard of this particular run (even though I’m a runner) and there didn’t seem to be any terrorist activity associated with the race (thank goodness). So why wasContinue reading “Five Qualities You Gain From Struggle”

10 Contradictory Qualities of a Good Marriage

It is often said that marriage is a balancing act. It requires weighing the needs of the individual against the needs of the partnership. It necessitates compromise and constant communication. And a good marriage also needs to find the equilibrium with the following contradictory qualities: 1) Adaptability A good marriage is adaptable; it grows andContinue reading “10 Contradictory Qualities of a Good Marriage”

Homeostatic

I spend a lot of time thinking about habits – the good, the bad, the intentional and the wholly accidental. In my own life, I have become aware of and am addressing my habits of mind that lead me to anxious thoughts and a propensity to becoming overwhelmed. I have removed some habits (okay, maybeContinue reading “Homeostatic”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Misbehavin’ Monkey

My monkey has been misbehaving recently. It snuck up on me; I didn’t even realize it until he threw a tantrum last night. About unfolded clothes and unwashed dishes. Yeah, silly, I know. Talk to the monkey. Once my monkey mind was talked down from his ledge, exercised, and soothed with incense and a goodContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Misbehavin’ Monkey”

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