Normalizing New Normals

Normalizing New Normals

  My experience of normal feels challenged these days. It is showing up a lot. It shows up when I navigate my responsibilities in the hospital. Eavesdrop on conversations around me. Pretty much every time I tune into the news. I find myself witnessing many things...
Stress

Stress

Escaping STRESS is like trying to escape death and taxes. Bottom line: No one escapes stress in life. Stress is an inevitability. What I find interesting is how little we address it despite Google’s 1.32 Billion search results. The questions I kick around are: What...
…But the tests are normal

…But the tests are normal

No one really wants abnormal test results. They mean something is wrong. Yet, when we do not feel well, there is some relief when a test comes back abnormal. It points to the problem. When we know the problem, we can fix it. Tests are not so clear cut. Most of the...
Love.

Love.

February is the month of LOVE. It is a wonderful intention to call attention and honor love even if it entails a lot of bad chocolate and obligatory effort. What is fascinating to me about LOVE is its diversity of meaning across the diversity of humanity. In the...
What’s Wellness?

What’s Wellness?

There is a spectrum of being that runs from illness to healthy and ends with actually living your potential. Wellness is what happens when you live your potential. It is the optimal embodied expression of you. Most of us would settle on healthy which assumes our...
The Practice: Be The Change!

The Practice: Be The Change!

How many times has someone told you: Just eat healthier, Just exercise, Just Sleep. Even better…. Stop dating jerks…. Stop the Shopping, Drinking, Smoking, Drugs, Social Media, Stressing and Thinking. Generally speaking: “Stop getting in your own...
On-Line…Off-Line

On-Line…Off-Line

Over the years, a lot of babies have passed through my hands while taking their first breaths in the world. It is always amazing. Watching them in those first moments lovingly embraced; I always wonder if it is the high point of our experience of peace and...
Layers of Being…Layers of Healing

Layers of Being…Layers of Healing

What are the ingredients to the recipe of being human? Better yet, if we are all houses what are we made of? I was pretty young the first time I looked at the mirror and thought, “Is this body all that I am?” I stared into my eyes that stared back at me. Out of a...
Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looks Can Be Deceiving

When I am struggling, my mom would tell me that a diamond is not born the way you see it: so clear, glistening and beautiful. It starts like a dark lump of coal deep in the earth where it bears so much heat and pressure before becoming the stone we see as a rough...
Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

There is a moment. Each of us arrives at it in our own unique way, if at all. Some of us arrive tranquilly, others circuitously, but many of us show up exasperated dragging a barge of collateral baggage in our wake before we just stop and declare,  “ENOUGH! This can’t...