Well Being

Spiritual Lessons from Technology

I received unexpected spiritual guidance the other day when I switched my car’s clock back to daylight savings time. After changing the setting, the dashboard screen asked me if I wanted to save the change. It was the vehicular version of asking, Are you sure? Instead of appreciating my car’s…
Read more...

Update Your Self-Concept

It’s a good idea to update our self-concept the way we update our clothes and electronic devices. Many of us still make do with self-concepts based on what people thought of us in the 3rd grade or the role we played in our childhood family. Our self-concept is what we…
Read more...

A Power Struggle: Sexual Harrassment

There are two types of sexual harassment. People who have experienced the first type may not realize the huge psychological impact of the second type. Perpetrators of the first type of sexual harassment are seen as pests, teases, or irritants. They don’t have power over you, and you can easily…
Read more...

The Truth about Football

A friend and I were marveling at the people who love to watch football from the very beginning of the season. We agreed that our interest in football was not nearly so constant and was directly proportional to what was at stake. For us, the playoffs and Superbowl could be…
Read more...

Holiday Mindfulness

What do the holidays mean to you? Are they about cooking up a storm, blowing the budget, worrying about everybody’s feelings, and losing sleep over what you’ve still got to get done? For those of us who feel compelled to please others, the holidays can be not only physically but…
Read more...

Winter Insights

If you’re like me, you may react to autumn’s shorter days with a desire to push back and prolong summer. As I notice the shadows starting earlier outside my office window, I realize I won’t get my outside walk at the end of the day. Nor will there be the…
Read more...

Learning from Nature

Every time I have a major dilemma in life, I seek out nature. It is an ancient urge to return to something wiser than myself. If I walk in nature or just go outside, the noise falls away and leaves clarity behind. It’s as if my brain needs to commune…
Read more...