Be Your Own Genie: Ask These 3 Questions Whether you were raised with Aladdin, the book, or Aladdin, the movie, you are likely familiar with the notion of a genie or a fairy or some such critter appearing… Read More
Hold Their Hand (Even if You) Say the Wrong Thing A few weeks ago, I posted this quote from Barbara Kingsolver: “The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one… Read More
What Compound Interest & Ayurveda Have in Common: An Ode to the Value of Little, Little You may remember that my last post spoke to the unsung benefits and beauty of consistency. In that vein, today’s post is an ode to the value of the (seemingly)… Read More
The Unsung Benefits—and Blessings—of Consistency Recently, I’ve been wondering when consistency (and its chums: reliability, dependability, and predictability) became a dirty word. And why spontaneity, surprise, and impulsivity are so prized. Now, I admit Consistency… Read More
Swap + Add: What Could You Give Birth To? Mid-January, I realized would be turning 60 in 9 months. “Hmmm….” I thought, “nine months. What if I took on a nine-month gestation project?” Because I know that new habits… Read More
Beware the Nocebo Effect This past weekend I was introduced to The Nocebo Effect, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Like many of you, I was aware of the Placebo… Read More
Dis Your Distraction: Do Less, Be More This past weekend I went for a beach run with Dolly, my hound, and Pruitt, a delightful Corgi. As Dolly’s modus operandi is to vanish within seconds of arriving and… Read More
Congratulations! You Won Tried!!! These past weeks I have been giving thought to both my family of origin’s—and our culture’s—attitude toward trying. Regarding my family, I have realized that not only were we to… Read More
Are You Hungry? Or Do You Have an Appetite? A Distinction with a Difference This past week I was fascinated by an article titled, “The Starvation Study that Changed the World.” What was the goal of the study? “…to offer insight on how starvation… Read More
How to Talk (Effectively) with Your Doctor A few weeks ago, I was asked to be on “The Physician’s Guide to Doctoring” podcast. The host’s intention was for me to help doctors communicate more effectively with their… Read More