V is for Virtues

Virtues are the antidote for Passions. If passions are us at our worst, Virtues are us at our best. But I want to caution those of you who read with an eye out for ‘how-to’s’. Passions and virtues do not imply how to do anything. There aren’t any downloadable instructions at the end of this […]

R is for Red Flags

    When we react to the world in the same, fear-based, ego-driven ways, over and over and over again, the same things tend to happen. We go in and out of feeling mad, ashamed, anxious, lonely, hurt, victimized, powerless, controlling, distant, arrogant or self-righteous. Eww. However, quitting our reactions so we can feel better, […]

Q is for Questions

  If someone said to me:  Let’s say you are stranded on a deserted island and can only take one tool for your emotional and mental well-being, what would you take? I would say, You mean in addition to the one food, the one book and the one person I’ve already been asked to pick? […]

H is for Habits

An ugly truth about our personalities is that they are lazy.  Complex and dug-in, I’ll give them, but imaginative?  Not so much. Rather than finding new and interesting ways to get what they want each day, they create habits and patterns that we obediently fall into and do over and over and over again.  If […]