Becoming Our Thoughts

I often remember this quote first heard long ago when I began learning how to manage my stress and anxiety: If you want to know what you were thinking six months ago, look in the mirror. – Deepak Chopra We truly are what we think, conditioning and molding ourselves by...

Modern Dating

In one sense, these last six scary years we’ve lived through have one upside, albeit it somewhat perverse: it’s simplified modern dating. In the old days of online dating, places like Match.com provided a shopping experience through biased profiles we hoped were accurate (and some were). But as with many...

Relating or Upping?

We’ve all been there. Either we’re telling a story or the other person is, and immediately after it’s finished, one of us jumps in with our tale connected to what was just shared. But are we doing so in a spirit of relating and improving the bond between us? Or...

Forest Bathing

The Japanese call it shinrin-yoku and use it as a nature therapy for spiritual restoration. Developed in 1980 for preventative care and healing, Japan now has 44 designated shinrin-yoku forests across the island nation. Research shows time spent in forest bathing can have positive neuro-psychological impacts on the nervous system,...

Spring’s Promise

It’s that time of year when we’re all antsy to get outside, change into t-shirts and shorts, and embrace our inner go-barefoot desires. Each seasonal shift has its abruptness, but winter-into-spring is special. Even for a winter lover like me, right now it’s an overstayed house guest whose every little...

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