Transcending Losing

Transcending Losing

I just realized why I appreciated The Queen’s Gambit so much. There are plenty of reasons to like this Netflix series. The thing present for me now is that it shows us how to lose. Apparently, we need reminded. The story is about a young woman learning to grow up and...
Inspiration and Structures

Inspiration and Structures

I’ve been waiting for an inspiring topic to share with you, and apparently my brain still thinks it’s summer. So my inspiring topic is that it’s OK not to feel inspired. Instead of receiving internal sparks, I’m inspired now by the incredible array of art in the...
Who Do You Want to Be?

Who Do You Want to Be?

I had a conversation recently about that tricky situation where you want to speak up, and you hesitate. Maybe there’s a ‘superior’ or authority and you aren’t sure about the hierarchy of power. Maybe you know something is off, and you haven’t found the words yet....

What to Look For in ‘Economy’

We consider Thoreau a naturalist, poet, and philosopher, not an economist. So why in the world does he begin with a chapter on economy? Whenever I wonder what he was doing, I remember that he revised Walden SEVEN times. If something made it all the way to version...
Feeling Overwhelmed? The Solution is in You

Feeling Overwhelmed? The Solution is in You

I recently did a Google search on Covid and mental health. Turns out more people are suffering from mental stress than from the actual virus. I know that’s obvious, and it’s worth a pause. Perfect example of the stress response taking over the actual stress. The other...