Quelling Anxiety

Whether our fear concerns family, career, finances or the condition of the world, it creates the same psychological and physiological results. We live this imagined experience over and over again as if it’s real until we’re so stressed that we can’t...

The Last Dance

What if this was our last day on Earth? What if, when we say goodbye to someone, we’ll never see them again? What if this is the last time we take out the trash, mow the lawn, run the bothersome errand or have to endure another conversation with that person?...

No Dress Rehearsal

There are many reasons to be present and focus our attention in the now. We worry less, miss less, complain less and regret less when we devote ourselves to the people, places and possibilities in the moment we’re actually in rather than some nostalgic or...

What You Don’t Know

You may follow current events, politics and science very closely. You may consider yourself educated, well-informed, analytical and good at critical thinking. But you still have no idea what will happen in the next day, week or year. You have theories, but you...

Fearful Feedback Loops

Some believe that envisioning what might go wrong makes us safer by nudging us to prepare for potentially negative situations. Unfortunately, the human mind often grabs a hold of hypothetical scenarios and simply replays them ad nauseam. This act of repetition...

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

Where, what and who we are right now is exactly as it should be. “Should-ing” on ourselves for not having accomplished, acquired, arrived at or moved beyond not only signifies a lack of self love, it’s seriously counter-productive. We miss the power...