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March 16, 2019

Travel brings out some interesting parts of our personalities. Some of us stress over every detail, while others throw a few things in a bag and figure out the rest as they go. Some of us treat vacation as work in another location—whether we are actually working, or ju...

November 6, 2018

It feels to me lately as though the pace of traumatic and catastrophic events is increasing. Anyone else feel that way? From hate crimes in our own country to the famine in Yemen, there is much to mourn and much to concern all of us. It feels like it’s too much to take...

August 20, 2018

“You can have it all…just not all at the same time.”

            ~Maria Shriver

When my daughter was born, I made the difficult choice to go back to work. I was close to earning tenure at the college where I taught, and a...

February 27, 2018

Like many of you, I've been thinking a lot about the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida. I find at times like this that it is more important than ever to focus on the things that matter most to us. Caring for the people we love and doing work that makes a difference (...

February 11, 2018

During the Summer Olympics two years ago, I wrote about how to make your biggest dreams come true (read that post here). Well, the Olympics are back! The Winter Olympics started this weekend, and tonight I sat down to watch some of the competition. One of the ladies’ f...

January 19, 2018

Each January, our thoughts turn to the newness of possibility. Resolutions, goals, intentions, all help us focus forward. What do we want to accomplish? Where would we like to travel? What do we wish to experience?

It’s interesting that we do this in the middle of winte...

December 15, 2017

I love the Christmas season--the music, the decorations, the food, even the shopping. I love choosing gifts and baking goodies for people that I care about. It's also a season that can bring stress and even pain at the same time. I feel the pressure to create memorable...

November 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, I talked about how to open a connection with yourself by using three techniques. One of them was to allow yourself a few moments of silence during your day. I mentioned that people often don’t like to be still and silent, even for a few minutes at a ti...

October 18, 2017

Cultivating Connection

Our relationships with the people around us shape who we are and how we experience the world as we move through it. Connection to another human being is essential for a baby’s survival. We might think that connection is based on physical survival,...

September 27, 2017

Along with our basic physical needs (food, warmth, shelter), we are born with a basic emotional need as well—connection. We know that babies thrive if they receive warm, responsive connection from birth, and they suffer if they do not. Their physical, cognitive, and em...

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