Feeling it, Fixes it

Although we often want to move away from unpleasant feelings to avoid them, remember that often simply feeling it, fixes it. Situation One: As elevator doors were closing, I glimpsed a young child, maybe three years old, run towards the door to get in.The doors shut...

Emotional Strength Training

What do you do when your feelings get hurt? Well, let me tell you what didn’t work for me recently, and what did.  Building emotional strength takes intentionality and practice. When I discovered that someone who once played a pivotal role in my life excluded me...

Connecting to Deeper Needs

We often think we know what we want, but don’t. Connecting to deeper needs in any given situation can be game-changing.Recently, I asked my 15-year old daughter to help me take some photos for a project; I needed at least two people to make it work.I planned the...

Speak or Stay Silent?

When should we say something? It’s not always easy to know when to speak up for something you believe in, and when it might be wiser to remain silent.Recently I took my daughter “home” to visit the Egyptian side of her family, in Egypt.  Upwards...