The roots of giving is the awakened heart. If we remain open to the unknown and are willing to decline the seductive call to withdraw, we are free to follow the natural urge to give in even the smallest and most underwhelming ways.
There are more ways to rest than sleep alone, but our chronically “on” and high-achieving lifestyle would have us believe otherwise. For optimal health and wellness, we want to embrace ALL the ways we can rest our mind, body and soul. The first type of…
In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the race riots that followed. A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach.
Spring has sprung and I’m letting my son play outside. It’s 2020 and Covid-19 has taken the world by storm. Which means I’m living a life of crime. To make matters worse, my child is not playing alone. Two other families are letting their kids…
Mountain guides do not climb mountains for people, nor do they make people climb mountains. The motivation for the climb has to be within the climber. You WANT to climb this mountain! You are excited about it and have hired a guide because you know, in large part, the best part is the journey.
An emotional bond begins to grow between people as they communicate understanding, respect, and valuing for one another’s personhood. This bond is referred to as an interpersonal bridge. The interpersonal bridge is built upon certain expectations. It’s what allows us to trust and be vulnerable. That’s the good news.
Attachment is the deep, lasting bond between a child and caregiver. The nature of the attachment bond, established from the beginning of life, has far-reaching implications for the developing individual over the whole life span.
The great gift of sisterhood is the phenomenal support it gives women. Who else can you share your secrets with and trust they’ll take them to the grave? Who else can you bounce an idea off of and have them just listen and explore it without getting irked if you don’t take their advice?
I’m enjoying Alain de Botton’s latest novel, The Course of Love. He tells the story of love, wanting to tell the whole story – instead of the happy ending, where most leave off. His narrative is intertwined with bits of philosophical wonderings and notes of genius.…