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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 […]

Mom Saw Need for Mindful Emailing Way Back in 1979

The Old-School Version of Tweeting In 1979, my fourth grade class was rocked by a major note-passing scandal. Back then, we wrote notes with the same frequency and flair that girls now text, tweet, Instagram, and SnapChat.  The delivery system could be a problem, however, as notes could be intercepted by observant nuns. Sister Paula […]

Stress pride is a huge problem

Stress Pride: Stop the Insanity

Note: This is the third in a series of articles on stress and stress management.  Go here for an overview of the stress response and here for the benefits and guide to deep breathing.  When it comes to being stressed and proud of it, our culture is sick.  It’s very, very sick. The other day, […]

Friendships: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

When Friendships No Longer Fit A couple months ago, I polled people about the pain points in their lives.  I expected to hear about dissatisfaction with time, work, and even romantic partners. I didn’t expect to hear so much about friends. I was struck by how many had outgrown their friendships, no longer shared anything […]