Soak it up

Soak it up

I’m soaking it up, and soaking it up more. I’m studying for a certification in Positive Psychology. I believe in, and practice, many of the tenets, but I want to be more consistent in my practice and more grounded in my teaching, so I’m down for seven months of...
Soon the fear will go away

Soon the fear will go away

I don’t admit to anyone how often I’m wracked with fear. Don’t get me wrong. I’m fine. I’m happy. I’m safe. And I’m doing really, really well. But I still get wracked with fear. Often. I’ve learned to breathe through it. I’ve learned to call it out as false – False...
You don’t have to react to fight or flight

You don’t have to react to fight or flight

When my fight or flight response kicks in, it kicks in hard. I tense. I snap. I retort. I forget to breathe and direct my thoughts to something that will ease me. I know the response is there to protect me from danger, and I know that I’m very rarely ever in danger....
This is enough

This is enough

Maybe it’s our culture that has us gunning for more, more, more. Maybe it’s my overactive sense of responsibility, or my highly sensitive guilt-o-meter. What is it that drives us – or at least me – to need to do more and be more? What is it that has me convinced that...
It depends on how you look at things

It depends on how you look at things

Again a weekend away with my friends. Again a huge amount of learning. Where would we be without friends? We had an innocuous conversation over dinner one night. Innocuous, and yet, for some reason I felt guilty about it. I felt guilty about it, and perhaps nobody...