Starry, Starry Nights! We are enjoying a long cycling vacation through New York and Pennsylvania. After an amazing day of cycling (33 miles) along the Pine Creek Rail-Trail, home to the “Grand Canyon” of Northern Pennsylvania, we returned to our AirBnB residence around 10:30pm. As I got out of the car I was immediately struck by the … Continue reading Starry, Starry Nights and You are the Star!
It was the middle of the Vietnam War. I remember my brave Uncle Robert sent home from Vietnam on crutches, in a cast that went from his toes to his hip. He was lucky to be alive. I was an elementary schoolgirl, and I remember singing with vigor: “Let there be peace on earth, and let … Continue reading End War on the Planet–by Ending the War with Yourself by DeAnna Murphy
My dear friend, Tracy Richardson, has won the Eric Hoffer Award for Young Adult Fiction for her book The Field, She and her husband, Chris Katsaropolous (Author of Antiphony) are the owners and creators of their own publishing company, Luminis Books. Tracy was a participant in one of my first Strengths-Based Living workshops and was a … Continue reading Congratulations to Award Winning Author, Tracy Richardson!
Strengths-Based Psychology, developed by Donald Clifton, asked us to “focus on what is right with people”. While I am committed to this work, without exception, I am asked to explain how to deal with one’s weaknesses. This is the best answer I have heard to that question! “Strengths exist so we can make a difference … Continue reading How do your weaknesses create opportunities?
How do you define work? Any activity that leads to income. Any activity that is on a to-do list. Any activity that is not done for pleasure. Any activity……………… Notice that the word activity or action is associated with anything we do that is considered work. We usually define rest as R & R, rest … Continue reading What is the work you need to rest from?
One of my favorite movies is Pay it Forward. The conept of each person giving in advance of their own need is a powerful message. The idea that doing something good for someone else will make you feel good is one thing. The idea that doing something good for others actually protects you from the … Continue reading “Well-doing inoculates us against stress and negative emotions.” Tom Rath & Jim Harter