How to Lose the Shame Without Hurting Yourself

Recently, with the honest feedback of my family and their generous way of sharing all the ways that I annoy them, I realized that I spend way more time offering them advice and guidance than they need from me. It’s a habit learned when my children were small, and it...

Effortlessly Limit the Stress and Strain of your Brain

I am again having an “out-of-country” experience. Not only are these trips good for the mind, causing a break from the habits and chores of life. But they are also good for the soul- they stretch me to be someone other than my typical Self. Einstein noted that “the...

Warning: Avoiding Your Stress or Trauma Guarantees You’ll Keep Living It

This week a colleague asked me if many people are willing to acknowledge that they’ve experienced “trauma”- would they accept that things could be different if they could recognize the effect the traumatic stress has had on them? He asked, “isn’t trauma really only...

Stress Reduction Made Easy

If you’ve ever had vision problems- near or far- you’ve likely experienced the temporary frustration or confusion when your glasses aren’t accessible and everything is blurry. You may even get stressed about things not being ‘as they should be’. Stress occurs when...