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Gratitude and The Honeymoon Effect ….

Gratitude and The Honeymoon Effect ….

Gratitude and its companion, appreciation, are not just healthy emotions to practice. They are the gateway to what we all want in life: joy, enthusiasm, and even love. Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to start noticing not a few things, but all of the things for...

The Dark of the Year and the Dancing Saints

Personal note Sometime shortly after Thanksgiving, my brain seems to go on vacation.  All I can do is wander about, gazing at lights and humming music softly to myself.  There may be wisdom percolating in that brain, but getting in touch with it seems to be very...

Just Breathing

Pause, breathe, choose:  I remind my clients (and myself) of this sequence frequently, adding that the response we make to a stressful event is our choice, not a given.To reach the point where we recognize other choices, it is important to be able to distance...