It’s OK to not be OK…

He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.Lao-Tzu This quote is attributed to the writings of Lao-Tzu. It hasn’t been determined if this was an actual person or a body of philosophical writings that have been passed down through...

Suffering makes us softer

Listening to an audio book by Pema Chodron I heard her say “Suffering makes us softer”. She noted that if we push away our suffering we don’t get the benefit of letting it ripen, giving us the benefit of the lesson imbedded in the suffering. Our...

Are We There Yet?

Remember as a kid, in the good old days when you didn’t have a calendar that must be obeyed? You might remember going someplace your parents decided the family needed to go. Might have been visiting Grandma or relatives or driving to the next town to go...

Tired of managing a disaster?

After writing yesterday’s blog about intensity and isolation, I needed a break. I was worn out from working this new way, fatigued by online meetings. While I don’t advocate my choice as the best strategy for relieving fatigue, I did go home and I watched...

Intensity and Isolation

There is a strange new combination of pressures that come with this disaster of the COVID19 pandemic. Are you feeling the intensity of every decision? No wonder we are exhausted! Just thinking through the plan for the day, the many choices and options that may involve...