Live, love and laugh more.

  A young man once wrote, “My friend just died. I don't know what to do.”  The response from an older gentleman is beautiful. "......For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive. In the beginning, the waves are 100 feet tall and crash over you without mercy. They come 10 seconds apart …

Inner Peace

"It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view." -The Dalai Lama I've been reading The Anatomy of Peace: resolving the heart of conflict  by The Arbinger Institute.  The basic premise is we have the opportunity to create more peace.  We can achieve this by seeing others …

The slippery slope to inactivity

I am a fairly active person.  I generally exercise three to five times a week.  Running five miles, biking 20 and hiking a steep 7 miles are all in my wheelhouse.  I like to explore on foot when I travel and as previously mentioned, I’ve trekked in Nepal.    That said, I’m terrible at abdominals.  …

Stop kicking your puppy/inner child.

At some point of my life self-criticism became the norm.  I've heard myself play down compliments instead of saying a simple thank you.  I've said, "do I look fat in this?" or "I'm just not good at ___".  I get reassured by well-meaning friends.  Generally, a group chimes in and says no!  you're great!  you're …