In an email conversation recently with a dear friend, we addressed the dilemma of pharmaceuticals and the epidemic of depression that so many are getting diagnosed with. What causes depression anyway and how revealing it is that many doctors are now saying their knowledge of these so quickly medicated “disorders” is more limited than they […]
So we moved! Wow… after some crazy amounts of driving, a very packed schedule sleeping in many different places, we have landed in Portland, OR. I think the best way to write about this time is to quote my brain… yes, a few of the things that have been tumbling around during this last week. […]
One the eve of my 33rd birthday, I can really only think of gratitude and humor at the year I am moving beyond. While it hasn’t been an easy year, it has been better than some, and though full of insane life transitions, I would say I have been gifted with some good Bettger resilience, […]
The use and creation of tools is a trait that marks species apart from others as intelligent more further evolved. If there is a problem that needs fixing, we just need to find the right tool to do the job. But, if our human evolution stops at the limit of tool creating, we are lost.
I’m a lot calmer now. There are so many times I wish I could be more in control of my environment. If I could only keep the dog from eating Brendan’s spaghetti that I feel so good about making for him (it even had meat in it…). If I could only stop my two year […]
…Try it. This is how Bruce Feiler ends his brilliant book, The Secrets of Happy Families. I just finished it tonight and have loved it so much, I have to write up a quick review. It’s not just another book on how to raise your kids better, how to be a more loving couple, or […]
I have started reading Bill Plotkin’s latest book, Wild Mind (Get it HERE). So far, I love it! I am only four chapters in at this point, but there is so much that is coming up for me… as is most often the case with Plotkin’s books. I look forward to writing more on the book from a more personal perspective.
I had to post this… it’s the original reference to what I mentioned in my last post. And the parallels are so wonderfully significant! As Kingfishers Catch Fire As king fishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung […]
…or at least what we are looking for, obsessed with, or troubled by. Paying attention is perhaps one of the best things we can do. What are YOU dwelling on?
After a week of allergies and a week of a sinus infection and lost voice, I realized that I do not like spring allergies. No thanks to that massive juniper tree casually tossing its spring pollen right through my front door. I do not like this. And I do not like going through roles and […]
My heart melts