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Everything Is Borrowed, Including Our Time Here

This proverb landed in my inbox like a profound gift today.   It put lots of things into perspective.  As I thought about what meaning I could take from a friend who’s in critical condition, I realized that we have no guarantees, that it’s our job every single day to be clear about what’s important, to […]

Are YOU the Bad Apple?

‘Bad Apple’ Situations: How to Prevent Yourself and Others from Spoiling

One Bad Apple Spoils the Whole Bunch. There’s a reason that this saying has survived for so long. It’s true – for apples and for people. Research shows that negativity is infectious and leads to rotting of moods, well-being, physical health, and relationships. A 2010 New York Times article found that one Bad Apple in […]

Coping with Cancer

Coping with Cancer: How Simple Words Can Be a Powerful Support

When It Rains, It Pours Last week, we found out my mom has breast cancer.  She’s having surgery tomorrow.  One minute, she was fine, and the next, she’s facing The Big C. My sister-in-law Angie was diagnosed with stomach cancer on February 22nd and died April 19th.  2013 has been one unlucky year when it […]

On Being a Nomad: ‘Without Home’ – But Never Homeless

The Big Leap I’ve been a nomad for 20 months now, traveling and staying with friends and family.  I took this sabbatical to pursue study, travel and explore, and to have some unforgettable experiences. As I peruse Craig’s List apartment listings (it’s time), I’m reflecting on this incredible journey and what it meant. This is […]

Quieting Negative Self-Talk: Freedom from the Haters in Your Head

If You Haven’t Got Anything Nice to Say, Why are you Talking All the Time?  Negative self-talk, I wish I didn’t know you so well… Since I’d been working the voices in my head quite in-depth the past week, on Friday I invited others on Facebook to join me by noticing negative self-talk and trying […]