Transitions and Anxiety

Change brings anxiety for me. And back to school time always brings change. So I’ve noticed anxiety ramping up inside of me. Even when back to school hasn’t brought huge amounts of change I get anxious. This year back to school came with lots of change in our lives: Our [...]read more

The Inner Critic and an Opportunity to Grow

I can be my most harsh critic. This week I was listening to an interview with Paul Gilbert, founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). One of the aspects of this therapy that is interesting to me is that it deals with the nature of the conversation we have with ourselves [...]read more

Wasting Time (Or Not)

I don’t like wasting time. Not being productive invites me into the idea that my worth is more than what I accomplish. I’m not anti-accomplishment. I like accomplishing things. It can be difficult for me to slow down. When I have “free” time, it’s a challenge for me not to [...]read more

Hope and Marking Time

Yesterday we came home from an extended vacation in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. I’ve been going to Stone Harbor for vacation for 28 years in a row. I notice each year, as I get older, that one of my markers of time is this vacation every year. I compare this [...]read more

You Become Who You Follow

This week I listened to an interview of David Brooks, author and NY Times columnist. In the interview, they were discussing his TED talk, “Should you live for your resume or your eulogy?” One thing Brooks said struck me as I listened: That every week you have a regular set [...]read more