River

Today I would like to share some excerpts from a poem I wrote many years ago because over the years I have found it to be a helpful reminder of what I need to do when I am overwhelmed or disoriented by stress. For many decades I have known that doing something creative or connecting…

Extraordinary Experience

Many years ago I had an extraordinary experience with a deer that opened my heart and mind. That experience I feel was a very graphic illustration of the research of both Dr. Bruce Lipton, and Dr. Hans Jenny. As my thoughts and emotions changed it impacted both my body and my mind. The deer felt…

Working

Today I would like to talk about work. What does the word mean to you? Is it something you try to avoid? Do you only see it as a means to an end? Is it a way to avoid the rest of your life? Or is it a joy? There is a Zen saying, “Before…

Some Good and Some Bad

Today I would like to talk about how the lifting the ‘shelter in place’ that is taking place in varying degrees throughout the world is bringing about many changes—some good and some not so good. So to begin with, I think we need to remember we are in the middle of a unique global challenge!!!…

Magic Crayons

Today I would like to tell you a story about my friend Judy and magic crayons. The previous week Judy needed her students to stand in line for a short period of time. Though within a few minutes she could feel several of her students beginning to have a meltdown. In a flash of genius…

Cartwheels

Since every day we seem to be bombarded with more and more stress, Alex and I would like to share some simple tips, and stories with you to hopefully put a smile on your face and help you keep your head screwed on straight in these very challenging times. Back in the mid –seventies, I…

Be A Big Tree

Many years ago, actually many decades ago, one of my teachers told me that when there was a tsunami I needed to run to the highest ground and tie myself to the biggest tree. To me a tsunami is an unexpected large force of energy that our system is not expecting and may have difficulty…

Grabbing an Opportunity

It is not the cards we are dealt that decide our happiness; it is how we respond to the situation. Every turn of the road we have an opportunity to view ourselves as a victim or choose to be the hero in our own life. This is not something imaginary. As the Molecules of Emotion by Candace…

In the Beginning

There has been an explosion of research over the past decade that shows how important the first few years of a child’s life are in terms of social, emotional, and cognitive development. For many years, preschool and infant toddler care providers have focused on helping children compensate and overcome traumatic experiences and home life deficits.…

Your Tank

Many years ago when I first met Dr. Bruce Lipton he told me that our emotions were like the gauges on the dashboard of our car. They let us know if a situation was good or not good for our biology. Today I would like to elaborate on that metaphor and explain how you can…