What Were They Thinking?

Now that a little over one-half of our nation’s eligible voters have chosen a new president, I am left wondering about the other 40+%. What were they thinking? I talked to some of them as a volunteer for the Democratic party. “We don’t like any of the candidates,” they said, “so we are not going to vote.” Or “We can’t decide, so maybe we won’t vote.” A few of them said something like, “Who...
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Late Bloomers — Why Are We Late?

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau All your life you have stepped to the beat of someone else’s drum—not your own. You have come to a point in your life where you know, or perhaps only suspect, that you hear within you a...
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The Best Fairy Tale

My fairy tale roots are very deep. I had all of them read to me as a child, and later I read them for myself. I think my favorite was The Princess and the Pea. Do you know the story? The princess was so sensitive that when she had to sleep on a strange bed, she was uncomfortable and even bruised when she awoke, because under the mattress there was a pea. I think the reason I loved the Princess...
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Loving Yourself

I’m lovable I have known for a long time that loving myself was my best route for healing all the hurt, guilt and sorrow of my younger days, and for dodging and softening the “slings and arrows” down to the present moment. What about you? Is loving yourself on your priority list? Some people confuse loving yourself with self-love. I define the two differently. Self love is selfishness—always...
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Let Go of Guilt

If our mothers raised us “right”, we all have some guilt to deal with. Do this, don’t do that. What will happen to us if we do or we don’t. What will the neighbors think. How would it feel to let go of all that guilt and just be ourselves? How would it feel to say to yourself, I did the best I could. But surely, if we allow ourselves to be guilt free, won’t we just become raving,...
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Hate to Exercise? How does 7 minutes sound?

I have hated exercise all my life, almost always preferring the couch to the coach, so to speak. I’m not overweight (well, 20 pounds, OK?), and I’m pretty healthy except for a little high blood pressure. I am extremely grateful for this good health. I don’t take it for granted. I know I’m supposed to exercise. Goodness knows, it’s in your face everywhere you go. From Dr. Oz to Richard Simmons...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom