What stops you from fully connecting with all of your big goals and executing them? A divided focus and a distracted mindset make for double the trouble! Read along to see how you can prevent stasis from happening to YOU!
Creatures have all kinds of reactions to discourage perceived threats. Vocalizations, scent or ink production, posturing and physical changes in color or size are all ways that they communicate “I’m able to defend myself… stay away!”.
Speaking with a counselor acquaintance of mine recently, it seems that my impression of the compounding of existing impacts of Covid-19 isn’t far off of the mark. The world has gone gray and the landscape of the space where we expend most of our energy looks less like a series of wind sprints and moreContinue reading “Blue to Gray”
I consider that we wear our bodies and daily activities in the same way that we wear clothing: there are distinct elements of fashion, practicality, purpose, and utility in the way that we wear both. Some people devote a great deal of time and energy to their grooming regimen and we’ve all made little jokesContinue reading “Wearing It Well”
Sometimes it’s good to take a break from doing things the same old way. I have a tendency to start my morning off with a cup of coffee and a few quiet minutes. I have always made my bed as soon as I got up and opened all the blinds to let in the morningContinue reading “All the Wealth”
Okay, I’ll admit it. I almost started this blog by mentioning the you know what- the reason that we all have to wear masks, stay six feet apart and stare at all strangers, surfaces and swappable items with suspicion. The reason that dust is bust, clean is keen and paper is the new gold plateContinue reading “When It Hits…”
For many families during Covid-19, the new version of normal means that school and work have both come home. While it might save a little bit on the fuel and the dry cleaning bills, it’s presented an impromptu case study in “How to Function Under Enhanced Stress”. Parents have lost the support of care andContinue reading “Off and On”
Have you ever heard of the phrase: “it’s in there…”? Prego brand spaghetti sauce famously used it to promote the idea that their jar of red sauce had all of the good ingredients, methodology and spices of a homemade brand. In the whackadoodle model of advertisements as the social proof of that era, someone representingContinue reading “It’s IN There!”
The Comfort of Chaos Each of us has places in our lives where we draw back from the demands of change into the comfort of our current circumstances. It’s a case of the old car or the old shoes. We’ve long since grown past the place where the old approach to doing things was beneficialContinue reading “The Comfort of Chaos”
How do you handle the surge of emotion that different situations can bring? Both positive and negative emotions can become powerful forces that make remaining connected more difficult. People have difficulties staying connected to their children when they tantrum, to their partners when they are anxious or jealous and to their jobs when the responsibilitiesContinue reading “Frozen Baggage”
It feels like the meta narrative of our times has become extreme in every sense of the word: the news is noisier and more biased than ever, the economy is schizophrenic in its tendency to favor the dynamic that the wealthy become wealthier and the poor become poorer, the political landscape resembles a vast collectionContinue reading “Don’t Give Up, Don’t Stand Down, Don’t Sit Still”
My garbage disposal is dying. It shouldn’t be. It’s less than three years old and I’m very nice to it. I’m having difficulty discerning exactly what is wrong with it. Nothing has gotten stuck under the blades. Nothing has appeared that would explain why it sounds more like a device tasked with chewing up metalContinue reading “The Fix”