Are You Ready To Change (Your Light Bulb)?

General, Self-Care, Your Better Life

Most of us are familiar with a type of joked called a “light bulb joke”. According to Wikipedia: “A lightbulb joke is a joke that asks how many people of a certain group are needed to change, replace, or screw in a light bulb. Generally, the punch line highlights a stereotype of the target group….There […]

How Full Of Yourself Should You Be?

Compassion, General, Self-Care, Your Better Life

Not infrequently a client will say to me that she would like to be more confident, more self-assured, or more exuberant. Then there is a pause, and she says, “But I wouldn’t want people to think that I am “too full of myself!” In my mind, and sometimes out loud, I will respond, “Well, who […]

Are You A “Friendly Mirror”?

Compassion, General, Self-Care, Your Better Life

Mirror: A reflective surface that reflects a clear image. One of the most valuable aspects of any relationship is that it provides an opportunity to receive feedback from another person about who we are, and our impact on them. Friends, family members or co-workers are unique in positions to reflect back to us information about […]

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 […]

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 […]