I’ve been reading about Deepak Chopra’s new book, titled Super Genes, about what he calls “radical wellbeing.” The book features “the six pillars of wellbeing.” Five of them, yeah, we hear about all the time (diet, stress, exercise, meditation, sleep). The one that caught my attention? Emotions. Our culture packages emotions as the stuff of […]
In Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” Olga, Masha, and Irina feel stuck in their small provincial town. At every opportunity they voice their desire to go “to Moscow!” “Only to go to Moscow! I beg you, let us go! There’s nothing on earth better than Moscow! Let us go, Olga! Let us go!” But by the end […]
I encouraged a coaching client — a most amazing woman — to claim her gifts and talents, rather than to second-guess them. To “own her Buddha” (a phrase I borrow from writer Natalie Goldberg.) And this is the photo she promptly emailed to me. She owns her Buddha. How about you?
It’s been a challenging few months. Lots of doctors’ visits. Nothing serious, just enough to be annoying. This week I’ve been over-focusing (okay, my husband used the word “obsessing”) on some of the difficult conversations that have come up. I told the rheumatologist that his medical assistant had blown me off. I double-checked on a […]