Spirit

  • Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First

    When flight attendants give instructions prior to take-off, there is a particular note to adults traveling with young children.  In the case of an emergency, we are told, adults are to don their own oxygen mask before assisting children with theirs.  Otherwise, the responsible adult could become incapacitated, and therefore unable to provide subsequent assistance.   This week I was visiting my daughter, who needed ...

    Posted at November 23, 2013 | By : | Categories : Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • The Non-Linearity of Time

    Time can be very strange.  When we are busy with commitments we think of what we could accomplish if we only had a day, a week, or even a month to do as we please.  We could be so productive! When we have fewer demands, the work we have in front of us fills up the time we have!  More time does ...

    Posted at November 8, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Celebrations are Important in Life

    When I was a young adult, I missed out on a number of family celebrations that I could not fit into my schedule.  I was busy with my career and new friends.  And, I lived in distant cities.  Now, I have a better understanding of the uncertainty of life.  The losses.  The heartache.  The ...

    Posted at October 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • What Will Be Remembered?

    We had been savoring the peace of our evening beach walk when we saw them.  A young couple passed us walking hand-in-hand, bare feet in the quiet surf.  They were taking their time, clearly enjoying each other’s company. Her smile and “hello” took me by surprise.  The two of them appeared to be so involved in each other, it seemed unlikely that ...

    Posted at September 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Not Making a Decision is . . .

    Decision-making can be very difficult.  What if we choose incorrectly?  What about the factors that we cannot quantify – or even imagine.  Sometimes taking a “wait and see” attitude is helpful.  The situation will probably become more defined over time, so a resolution is clearer.  This can be particularly true with intermittent problems.  We hope that they will resolve and disappear.  Or, ...

    Posted at September 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Be Sure to Ask

    Little children are very good at asking questions.  If they want to know something, they have no filter that says asking is a bad thing - either impolite or just plain nosey.  If they want something, they have learned early-on to go straight to a caregiver and see if they can get it. Adults are more reticent to ask, perhaps too much so.  We need to get over that. Our daughter, an introvert, says that one of ...

    Posted at August 30, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Love Is . . . Flexible

    I think I knew from the very beginning and I resisted. “We are not going to keep this dog!” I kept repeating to my husband. My father brought home a small dog when I was a child.  My mother’s dislike of the smells and responsibilities of dog ownership stuck with me more than the joys of playing with a happy pet. After years of hearing “we’re not going to get a dog,” our daughter adopted a shelter puppy just prior ...

    Posted at August 23, 2013 | By : | Categories : Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Need Refreshment?

    August is half-gone.  For most of us, our energy level will be rising again soon.  In the South, students are beginning to return to college.  Public schools are gearing up.  Vacations are winding down.  Although people in other geographic locations are on a later schedule, we feel the impending arrival of a national mood change. Are you craving refreshment?  Before the crush and excitement of the fall returns, take some time.    Need a break in the action?  ...

    Posted at August 16, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 2 Comments
  • Know Yourself

    Whether working in our small businesses, or leading our non-business lives, we can become happier and more confident if we have a working knowledge of our selves.  No one is perfect, but we are all capable of improvement as we mature. It troubles me to hear people say, “You can be whatever you want to be.”  That is not true.  If we do not have good visual skills, we can improve them with training, but will ...

    Posted at August 9, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Walk This Way

    You know the feeling, I’m sure.  I finally get out of the home office and am in the midst of a long list of errands.  The office supply store.  The dry cleaners.  The pharmacy.  Pulling into one more parking lot, at Target, I look for the closest parking space.  I have to hurry.  I have to cross off everything on my ...

    Posted at July 26, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Our Lives,Spirit | 1 Comment
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