Looking At Your Life With Fresh Eyes

General, Mid-Life Challenges, Your Better Life

If you could look at your life with “fresh eyes”, what might you do differently? I just returned from a week out of the country in the beautiful Cornish countryside, land of my ancestors.  It has been many years since I traveled outside the United States.  And apparently there’s nothing like getting into a hollow […]

Dealing With Betrayal in Midlife: 4 Steps To Healing

General, Mid-Life Challenges

Recently I wrote about how the separation of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver might be touching fears about marital stability in midlife. I had mentioned affairs as one possible pitfall in a midlife marriage, particularly one where one or both partners hadn’t kept up with their emotional homework over the years. Nevertheless, it was truly […]

Is Divorce Inevitable in Midlife?

Mid-Life Challenges

High profile separations and divorces of long-married couples, like the separation of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced yesterday, can tap into a core of unease in many of us about loss of stability and change. If it can happen to the “beautiful people,” will it happen to us? And if it did, would that […]

Don’t Be So Quick To Say You’re Not The Buddha

Compassion, General, Your Better Life

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a three day workshop presented by Dan Siegel, MD at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts. In case you haven’t heard of him, Dan Siegel is a psychiatrist, author and preeminent researcher in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. The workshop was on meditation and consciousness. For three straight […]