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Category: Random Thoughts

Body shaming by design ...

I was struck by a statistic I heard this morning. As we emerge from Covid, the number of Americans identifying themselves as depressed or anxious has skyrocketed. It is so understandable to understand why, after the year we have all been through.  At the same time so many of us find ourselves dealing with more […]

When the day is dark ...

How do you guys navigate hard days? What sort of kindness do you offer yourself when the day feels dark? What refreshes your soul? I am curious because I have to believe I am not the only one who has hard days. That can't be true, right? I officiated a funeral on Friday, my dog […]

Men, Women and Swim Suits ...

Spring may finally be spring-ing after a long, dark Covid winter. You know what that means? Swim suit season is just around the corner. The catalogs arrive and women shudder.  Men, I have to believe, don't give it a second thought. Have you ever heard a man say, "I am trying to get in shape […]

How to find focus ...

I recently subscribed to The Harvard Business Review. Because, well ... Harvard. An article I read a few weeks ago has been helpful to me as I struggle to find focus in these long days of winter, these seemingly endless days of the pandemic.  Has it really been a year? The author of the article […]

Accept whatever comes next

I do not think I am overstating it when I say these last months, weeks, days have been hard. Emotions have run so high. Anxiety feels ever-present. Political discussions are super-charged and feel more volatile than they should. The transition of power at the highest level of our government felt fraught with danger and uncertainty. […]

How important the empty days ...

I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged day, a sinful day. Not so!  The most valuable thing one can do […]

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