Category: Self-Help

Am I Hearing Things?

I was sitting in my office and suddenly I heard some kind of musical interlude.   “I must be hearing things,” I thought to myself. Then, as I always do when I think something weird might be happening in my head, I smiled and touched my face to make sure I wasn’t having a stroke.  Nope, both sides of my…

Hobbies and Distractions

Regular readers may have noticed that I’ve been posting less frequently lately that I have in the past.  Am I out of ideas? Have I lost my love of googling answers to weird questions that plague me, then sharing the answers with you?  No, not at all. The truth is, I’ve been a bit distracted the last few months. I…

Sentimentality is Relative

Last weekend I was going through some stuff in my basement.  My basement is the final frontier for the decluttering kick I’ve been on the last few months.  I saved it for last because it’s the most complicated, and emotionally fraught. The basement is essentially four rooms: two where my sister lives and two that contain the washer, dryer, furnace,…

Let Peace Begin With Me

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”        — Peace Pilgrim I was in a yoga class earlier this week and the teacher led us in a guided meditation.  “Imagine a time you were at peace with yourself,” she began.  “Remember how you felt then, what…

Stop Crashing into the Window

“Stay committed to your decisions but stay flexible in your approach.”    — Tony Robbins The other day I stepped into a coworker’s office to ask her something and heard a distinct thump.  We both turned towards the window where the noise was, just in time to see a bird fly into the window.  And again.  And again. We looked on…

Channel Surfing in Hotels

I remember when everyone first started getting cable in the 80s. It was magical.  Instead of 4 channels we now had like 30.  And some of those channels played 24 hours a day, instead of ending with the National Anthem and static some time after midnight.  There were a lot more new shows.  And I could watch re-runs of favorite…

Solo Adventures in Foreign Lands

My little brother is out of the country for the first time ever this week.  “Be sure to let me know you’re OK,”  I told him about fifty times.   “Text me on Messenger when you finish your first flight, and when you land in the Philippines.  And at least once day while you’re there.” I know, I’m possibly a teeny…