In our society we often look at life in three stages: Youth, Adult and Senior.…
Category: Integrated Life
Poetry is the language of awareness. Poets are the translators of passionate experience. Meaning that…
Stress is a constant companion for most of us these days and one of the main disruptions to our sense of well-being …These three simple steps ask us to slow down and heighten awareness of ourselves, as well as our surroundings.
Forgiveness is complicated because the act of forgiving is always attached to an emotional situation in which a perceived wrong has be perpetrated … When a child, either young or adult, feels wronged by a parent, it is especially egregious because the parent-child relationship is supposed to be our social foundation, our heart foundation. Unfortunately, for many it is not.
Ingenuity and resilience, substance and courage ~ these are the qualities embodied by an entire generation of women – many of them our grandmothers – who held family and home together during some of the worst financial times and social injustices of our modern world, and who passed on this pluck to our mothers.
In 1926, Girl Guide and Girl Scout delegates gathered at a global conference and decided…
Gathering for a happy festivity with others of like mind and inclination to play music, dance and express oneself through costume can be wonderful ways to release tension and stress, part of creating a balanced life. Enjoy! However, this year I also invite you to deeply consider the restraint that precipitates the Mardi Gras celebration.
The true-life story of my sweet relationship with a Mallard duck we named, Dave, has had an amazing journey. As our time together unfolded in real time, I learned about loving and letting go, watched my children adapt to and deeply care for their feathered “brother” and observed in my husband love and generosity few spouses would offer.
Sleep is one of the key components of a healthy integrated life. It is as necessary to the body/mind as food, water, air and love. Sleep offers the body time to repair and the mind time to sort, sift, dream and create. It should be natural and easy to achieve but for many of us, unfortunately, it is not. I invite you to try some things that have helped me in my quest for improved quality (and quantity) of sleep.
Here is my list of Integrated Life Survival Strategies I created for my clients, which anyone (in any social situation) can benefit from. These are not long-term fixes but definitely can help you navigate certain events without bleeding wounds (so to speak) and hold some semblance of peace.