Coping with Weltschmerz

As promised at the end of last week’s Weltschmerz post, this week we’re going to talk about how I’ve been coping. In short: some days are better than others. But, what consistently makes the biggest difference in my peace of … Read More

What’s The Most Important Question To Ask When You Feel Blue?

What’s the most important question to ask when you feel blue?  The answer, from neuroscientist and UCLA researcher Alex Korb, (also the author of The Upward Spiral) is simple: What am I grateful for? What am I grateful for? Gratitude, it turns out, boosts the … Read More

November 22, our day that will live in infamy

Today is the day before Thanksgiving (always the fourth Thursday in November), the most quintessentially American holiday I can name, right up there with July 4th (our Independence Day).  This day before Thanksgiving is traditionally a very busy day for … Read More

When “Overwhelmed” Shows Up in Our Vocabulary Too Often

Aware of my nearly daily use of the word “overwhelmed” lately, as in “I’m feeling overwhelmed,” I decided to take a look at what the word means to me: when I use it and how I get through it. Politics, … Read More

Acknowledging My Villagers

  On that trip it was my good fortune to be wrong; being mistaken is the essence of the traveler’s tale. Paul Theroux (1941- ) Riding the Iron Rooster. Isn’t that a great quote?  It’s going in my book.  In … Read More

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