For three years I’ve been floating.
There are multiple health benefits, but what it gives me personally is solitude and challenge to be still.
Many of us don’t know what it means to be still – physically or mentally. We’re so engaged in thought and racing around with activity that we never have space for actual peace. (more…)
I get it – it’s the era of technology. And I get it – kids love it.
But what I don’t get it is that in light of all the research about brain development, social development, and the direct link to depression and anxiety to the use of technology (namely social media), why are school leaders leading this effort of posting selfies with students on social media?
I’m confused and curious about it. (more…)
“How is this affecting me?” is often an underlying question beneath catabolic energy. The more self-centered we are, the more stress we feel. The more stress we feel, the more self-centered we are.
First, this is normal.
Second, when we become aware of this self-centered default setting inside us, we’re one step closer to increasing resilience. (more…)
The light in the women’s bathroom in the gym I workout in is still out. It’s been a week.
Using that bathroom is like trying to do business in a total solar eclipse – dark. And for some of the older folks I’ve seen working out over the noon hour, it’s a potential danger.
While the gym director pumped iron this week oblivious to the fact that I used the bathroom with the door cracked two inches in order to locate the necessities, I had an aha. Metaphorically speaking, a light bulb went on. (more…)
Do you tend to listen more than talk? Would you rather place yourself on the outer edges of a group rather than the middle? Do you feel most effective one-on-one and small groups versus a large group?
If you answered yes, you may have a tendency toward introversion.
Introvert describes a type of person who focuses inward toward ideas and images. They get their energy from being alone. Think of them as deep wells of water from which to slowly draw out something refreshing. (more…)