Our Lives

  • What Would You Do in a Threatening Situation?

    There have been two news stories this week about the reaction of nearby humans to imminent threats. Through these stories, we can see that there are three possible responses to a crisis. In case you missed one or both of these events, I have included two links below – but here are summaries of what happened: First, there were the high-speed train travelers ...

    Posted at August 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Is Our Anger Helpful?

    There are a lot of angry people. Too, too many. We are angry when others condemn a choice we have made. We are angry when others condemn us through the labels they put on us. We are angry when our views are not understood. We are angry because people and institutions we believed in have let us down. We are angry because life has not given us what we believe ...

    Posted at August 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit,Uncategorized | 1 Comment
  • Take Care of Your Physical Self

    We work hard to create success for our businesses. We also have many personal responsibilities – bills to pay, homes and cars to maintain, and people to support emotionally. Therefore, it is often easy to push aside our own physical health needs. We should not forget about our physical selves!  Twenty-six years of self-employment have taught me that it is critical to: o ...

    Posted at August 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • Five Reasons Why We Need Sadness

    I do not like to feel sad, and I am sure that you do not like to either. But, sadness is essential to the human condition. In fact, it helps us in five important ways. First, sadness helps us think through our priorities. Are we sad about something important, or are we caught up in distractions that should be ignored ...

    Posted at July 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 4 Comments
  • Pushing Past Lethargy

    Some people, such as my husband, are passionate about physical exercise. He looks forward to heading off to the gym, or riding his bike, or rollerblading – almost every day. I, on the other hand, do not ...

    Posted at July 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 2 Comments
  • Where Do You Look for Treasure?

    Are your eyes open? As it has been throughout history, the world is a scary place. But there is beauty right in front of you. Are you looking for it? Are you looking at it? This summer, take extra time to enjoy the treasure you may otherwise ignore. Do this even ...

    Posted at July 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • An Ovation for the Founders!

    On the eve of our nation’s birthday, it is time to give a standing ovation to our Founders. When we look back at them, it is easy to view ...

    Posted at July 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • How Does Social Media Make You Feel?

    Marketing and media experts agree. Social media are major influences on our lives. We are drawn to them. What do we have to say to the world? What are other people saying? We want to know! The question is this: How do we feel after we have immersed ourselves in Facebook or Twitter or any other social medium for an extended period? Social media is not inherently bad. I like keeping up with family and friends. However, ...

    Posted at June 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Destruction Made New

    Fireweed inhabits nooks and crannies, meadows, and roadside beds all over Alaska. A gorgeous pink wildflower, these summer blooms should be the state flower. Perhaps it seems incongruous that a plant named for fire would be so closely identified with ...

    Posted at June 21, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Lives,Spirit | 2 Comments
  • Have You Ever Been Misled by a First Impression?

    Our day began simply enough. Family time at the beach, sitting in our comfy chairs watching the waves, our kids, and the other beach-goers. We relished the time to refresh and rejuvenate. Reading is a big part of our beach experience. We love to dip into our stacks ...

    Posted at June 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment