“Everyone’s awkwardness shines a little brighter in an elevator.” Sammy Rhodes from his book, This Is Awkward: How Life’s Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection. You and I can be standing side-by-side, but because we don’t know each other there is this expectation and understanding that we will ignore each other. I can… Continue reading Awkward!
In the middle of a guided meditation, our instructor asked us to think about a person in our lives whom we loved and appreciated. We were to think about all the things they do that we are grateful for, things about their personality that we admired, how they made us feel, how much they meant… Continue reading Just like you
Have you watched this Bob Newhart video titled “Stop it’? Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed;… Continue reading Stop it!
We all want peace — peaceful relationships, a peaceful life. We want an end to wars, bigotry, racism, and terrorism. Yet many of us, in our homes, workplaces and communities are struggling to have peaceful relationships with those we know. How can we ever expect that there will be peace in our world, when we… Continue reading The anatomy of peace
I’ve just had a very odd facial by a therapist who wore rubbers gloves. I didn’t come away feeling as relaxed as I would like. Mostly I spent the time thinking that I was a bit icky to touch. I understand why she felt like that. I have a cold sore on my top… Continue reading The rubber-glove facial