Did you grow up being told "not to hurt others' feelings?" Many of us were taught that we should not say things to hurt other's feelings. By extension that meant we are responsible for other people's feelings. It was a pretty radical discovery for me last year when I learned in more details how thoughts … Continue reading Emotional adulthood
Right now I am going through a period of transition related to my career. I have spent over 10 years in the clinical research field, and have general expertise on clinical research regulations in Latin America (but not as much in the U.S., where most of the jobs exist). I keep thinking I want to … Continue reading Starting over again
If you have not seen the Ted Talk by Sarah Corbett bearing the title above, and you are interested in the topic, please watch it. Slowing down and thinking deeply is one way we make social change. I encourage you to view the video and/or view the transcript. I suspect many of you out there, as … Continue reading Activism needs introverts
Now that I have committed to posting daily since the beginning of October, I realize that I always make time for this activity, no matter what. I start to wonder if that is a little compulsive. It is nearly 300 days since I started meditating daily, and I recognize the benefit to my life of … Continue reading Compulsive blogging
Wake nobody up. Sunday morning solitude. So precious to me.
It is a holiday weekend so I am taking a little hiatus from writing, but I am enjoying the clean, fresh air of the north woods in Bemidji. I also wanted to share a few photos of one of the places my husband and I think of as "home" (where his mother lives).It is nice … Continue reading Greetings from up north