The great humanist Erich Fromm said, “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.” One way to accomplish this important endeavor is to treat ourselves as we would a good friend. When our reserves of self-love are low, we can scarcely meet the gaze […]

Ditch the Micro!

My husband is a trooper. A few months after we met, I house sit while he was way. During that time I planted a garden, hid his stockpile of soda and put his microwave in solitary confinement. My tactics could have been softer, but the intention was pure. Hiding the sugar is obvious, but why […]

Meaning in Life

Positive psychology presents a compelling argument for cultivating happiness. Those who walk the talk report more satisfying relationships, better health and a brighter outlook on life. Make no mistake, the goal is not to be happy all the time. It’s about developing the skill base to renew ourselves when internal resources run low. Think of […]