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WHAT DEFINES YOU?

WHAT DEFINES YOU?

Toni Morrison is one of my favorite authors. In an article she wrote for The New Yorker, asks the question: “Does the work that I do define me? Or is the ‘real me’ the person I am outside of my work?” She believes, “You are not the work you do; you are the person you...
COPING WITH GRIEF

COPING WITH GRIEF

Dogs and many other animals experience life through their nose—their sense of smell. Humans experience life through perspective—what we think and how we feel.  Self-acceptance (or lack thereof) is the part of us that oversees our feelings of grief. It resides in our...
Ego or Spirit: Who’s at the Wheel?

Ego or Spirit: Who’s at the Wheel?

For a moment, let’s think of our personality as a vehicle. It can have only one driver at a time—ego or spirit. EGO Anyone experiencing dysfunction with their ego—too much or too little—has difficulty obtaining or maintaining personal power and encounters unpleasant...
Stake in the Ground

Stake in the Ground

While attending a “Reversing Panic Attacks” workshop facilitated by Belleruth Naparstek, I sat next to a striking woman whom I mentally calculated to be in her early eighties. She was so obviously comfortable in her own makeup-free, beautiful skin. I asked her if she...