Personal Transformation:  Saying Goodbye

Personal Transformation: Saying Goodbye

Our tai chi master, Dr. Paul Lam, said something to us a few weeks ago at the end of a workshop we attended that has stuck with me:  “Endings are simply the moment of new beginnings.” I’ve always hated goodbyes. All the way back when I was a little kid…

Your Authentic Life: Myths

Your Authentic Life: Myths

I sat thinking about what I should write in this week’s blog when Ed approached me with an idea. “Why don’t you write about some common myths that have turned out to not be true in our lives,” he said. “What myths are you referring to?” I asked. “If you…

Personal Transformation: I Almost Lost it Yesterday

Personal Transformation: I Almost Lost it Yesterday

2:00 a.m. The hall light blasted into our room and our 7-year-old grandson stood in the doorway crying, “I can’t sleep.” I buried my face in the pillow, thinking this was a nightmare, but the loud wailing continued. Finally, I stumbled out into the hallway. “You’ll wake your brother. Please,…

Mindful Self-Care: Touch Hunger

Mindful Self-Care: Touch Hunger

Most of us aren’t being touched enough. In her book Touch (2001), Tiffany Field argued that many societies, ours among them, are dangerously touch-deprived, leading to an epidemic of what she referred to as “touch hunger.” When’s the last time someone touched you, other than maybe a handshake? Touch is…