Sense of Self

When parents and teachers talk about the need for good self-esteem, they usually mean that children should have “good feelings” about themselves. For young children, this also refers to the degree they feel accepted and valued by the adults and peers who are important to them. A child with a healthy sense of self-esteem feels…

You Are Right!

Many years ago Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” And Albert Einstein said, “You can’t solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” What they were both talking about is what Dr. Bruce Lipton…

Be a Dot

When I was in my early thirties, I moved from doing sculpture to stippling, which is way of drawing a picture by only making dots or small touches.   This was a rather drastic leap, and yet in retrospect, this huge change in medium allowed me to dive deeper into my awareness of the energy…

Fast Forward

About thirty years ago when I was encountering some major challenges in my life I devised a mind-game I played with myself to help me step out of the turmoil and make good, clear, and conscious choices. I called the game “fast forward.” In the game I would imagine I had died and I was…

Grandfather’s Wisdom

When I was growing up I was lead to believe that I was bad. This negative view of myself then led to more rule breaking and even more criticism. I truly tried to behave, but no matter how hard I tried I would eventually behave inappropriately and get in trouble. One day my grandfather’s response…

The Wall

Randy Pausch, in his last lecture, said, “…Brick walls are there for a reason: they are there to prove how badly we want something…” “…A wall is not necessarily created to stop you, but rather to stop the people who don’t want something as much as you do.” Growing up with multiple learning disabilities, I…