Do you ruminate?

Do you ruminate?

When I catch myself overthinking or ruminating, I sometimes recall the famous skit from MadTV where Bob Newhart plays a therapist. Do you know the one? A woman has come to him because she has a fear she can’t stop thinking about. He tells her he has an answer that...
Polished

Polished

There’s a story told by the Rev. Elizabeth Tarbox about when she was a child. Her stepmother gave her a lima bean. She and her sister both got a bean and were instructed to tuck it under damp blotting paper in a jar and set it in the sun. Elizabeth got the idea that...
What to do when you hear birds sing

What to do when you hear birds sing

I recently learned that bird song shifts something in your brain. Why? Because birds don’t sing in the presence of a predator. Way deep in your reptilian brain, when you hear birds sing, your brain gets a primordial signal that you can relax. (This doesn’t...
Time Travel

Time Travel

I’m a big fan of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. One of the underlying questions is how time traveler Claire is affecting the course of history. When she uses her 20th century medical doctor skills on 18th century people, how might it change the trajectory of...
Where is your focus?

Where is your focus?

Whenever there’s a New Moon, it offers you an opportunity to reset and restart. A New Moon is a potent time to set intentions. It’s the start of a brand new cycle. Whatever phase the moon is in as you read this, I invite you to consider approaching the next New Moon...

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