TBT – There is no “better” you

**This is an edited post from January 2018. It is a relevant reminder for the workshop I have coming up on the 27th.** I have noticed a lot of flyers in fitness centers and around bulletin boards that invite people to "become a better you." I really dislike this slogan. You are just fine the … Continue reading TBT – There is no “better” you

Wellness Wednesday – Throw away the manuals

How many of you have "manuals" for how other people should behave?  Whether they are family members, or co-workers, or just other people encounter during your day, we tend to have "manuals" for how we want them to behave. Here are some of my example thoughts related to this principle: "They shouldn't talk about people … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – Throw away the manuals

That scared little boy

The next time you see a man belittling a woman or talking down to her, ask yourself what experiences might have shaped that man as a little boy. Ask yourself whether his scared self was seeking attention and love from a mother or father figure. Imagine whether he might still be reacting in fear and … Continue reading That scared little boy

Wellness Wednesday – judgment vs acceptance

Once in a while I find myself tempted to tell other people how they should live. I get all "judgy" about what they should do, or what I would do in their situation. You don't do that, do you? Oh, who am I kidding? Many of us spend our lives judging other people. This is … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – judgment vs acceptance