I spoke at a workshop on extremist groups last week

I spoke at a workshop on extremist groups last week

It was an amazing week. I was in Scotland, where I hadn’t been since the late 80s when I went back to visit my friends from when I spent a semester at the Uni there in the early 80s. I was in Stirling and walked the Uni. I was in Edinburgh. I saw old friends and made...
Beauty is all around me…am I noticing it?

Beauty is all around me…am I noticing it?

The sun is shining. The breeze is whispering through the trees. The wind chimes are chiming. The birds are chirping. There is so much beauty all around me. Am I noticing it? Each day – each moment – I have a choice. Left to its own devices, my mind can swirl with...
What are the other dumb things that I believe?

What are the other dumb things that I believe?

Whenever my clients tell me it’s like they have me whispering in their ears – like the cartoon angels and devils sitting on the shoulders of cartoon characters and whispering in their ears – I apologize wholeheartedly. I know my mind can be a scary place to be inside...
A good name for god is “not me”

A good name for god is “not me”

This isn’t my line. (It’s Anne Lamott’s line.) But I think it’s a good line. Whatever your thoughts are about god (or God, or G-d, or goddess, or any other power greater than yourself), at least for me, it’s a great reminder that it’s not me. As I’ve written before, I...
You do you

You do you

The other day I was saying goodnight to my kid. I asked if he needed me to be around when he woke in the morning, or if his alarm was set and he was okay and I could head to the gym. “I’m good,” he answered. “You do you.” “You do you.” That made and makes me smile. It...