If you're lucky, your parents instilled lessons about how to be a good human. And if you're super-lucky, the lessons stuck. But in case they didn't, here are my tips on how to be a good human. Because we sure do need more good humans around here. Right? Be there. Being present with your friends, . . .
One of the things I find so interesting about social media is the close up and personal view they provide of human behavior...in its rawest form. It's surprising how unguarded people are about what they post. It's as if they don't understand how much of themselves they reveal. And here's what . . .
Got a question for you. I was chatting online with a friend last week about how busy I was preparing for the launch of my new business, when he asked me this: "Can't you just be a happy retired person?" He's super-happy in his retirement. He rides his motorcycle or bike, spends a couple hours a . . .
My life has always been full of surprises. The unexpected. Love and betrayal. Family crazies. Friendships gained and lost. Your life's probably been the same. Because that's what life is. It's full of surprises. Today I'm at Stanford Hospital, where my husband is having a three-hour surgery. We . . .
When we think something is "hard to believe" it's usually because it doesn't fit our existing paradigm of the world. Most of us are wedded to our view of how things are: it's how we make sense of the world around us. Ideas that don't fit our orderly view are easily scoffed at. I've noticed that one . . .
I don't know about you, but the tension pervading every corner of this nation since The Election weighs heavily on me. Maybe you feel the same way. Because 45 and his craziness have generated a whole lot of stress. It's important that we not let all the negativity and tension drag us down. Which . . .
I know there are people who think we are born, live and upon death, fade to black. Period. End of story. I'm not one of them. It makes no sense that the this entire complicated system would be set up for...nothing. So why are we here? It's really pretty simple, in my view. We are here to . . .
When a friend told me the other day that something was "impossible" I was completely taken aback. Because most of the time, the concept of impossible exists only in our minds. It's a self-limiting belief. If we think it's impossible, it IS. For us, anyway. And that belief keeps us from living . . .
No matter how with-it we think we are, there's no question that aging has effects on our bodies and our minds. Cognitively, we're not as sharp as we were when we were younger. That's just a fact. It may take more time to process information, our memories lag a bit and in general, learning can be . . .
"Not every tear in the fabric of civility opens a path to Auschwitz but that civilization is immeasurably fragile, and is easily turned to brutality and barbarism. The human capacity for hatred is terrifying in its volatility." ~Adam Gopnik/The New Yorker This part of a story I read in The New . . .