Posts Categorized: self-awareness

Raising Responsible Children

Over Thanksgiving, I was fortunate to be with extended family for a three-day celebration. Among the events of the visit there were several faux pas such as a guest’s dog pooping on the floor as soon as they arrived and the host dropping the turkeys and the marinade all over the kitchen counter the day… Read more »

Is It Possible to Work Yourself to Death?

The Japanese say yes. They even have a word for it – karoshi, which means death by overwork. Twelve to sixteen hour work days with no vacation or time with family and friends has led to some premature deaths. According to author Lissa Rankin the typical karoshi victims are otherwise healthy men in their 40s… Read more »

Why Is Thanksgiving Stressful?

It’s all about family. For those who don’t have family, it could feel lonely or isolating. And for those getting together with family, it often involves travel during crowded times…packing, rushing to airports, dealing with delayed flights or crowded roads and foods that might not agree with you. But, more importantly, why is being with… Read more »

Are You Stuck in a Holding Pattern?

Are you unable to make a decision, afraid to move forward and too knowledgeable to go back? Some people find themselves stuck in a holding pattern. After you have mulled over your options just go ahead and take action. Making conscious choices leads you in a direction of your choice. Don’t allow others to make… Read more »

How Do You Bring Joy Into Your Life?

My friend couldn’t stop talking about how kundalini yoga has changed her life.  It has helped her to relax and breathe better  and tune into what she wants to bring into her life.  I decided to give it a try.     After doing some research, I found a place and reserved my spot online… Read more »

Better Than Ever

Did you ever break a piece of pottery and wonder what to do with it? Before you throw it out, think of this. In the Japanese art of kintsugi a pot is repaired with glue infused with gold, silver or platinum making it even more beautiful and valuable than before. New patterns resulting from the… Read more »

The Way of Harmony

As my qigong teacher, Zhen Dao, pulled into a parking space at the market, he heard someone in the car behind him yelling and cursing from his car window. The other driver had apparently been waiting for that spot. Zhen Dao said out of his window, “I’m so sorry! I didn’t see you. If I… Read more »