slow the ‘beep beep’ down

Urgency:  It’s important.  And it needs swift action. (That’s how Oxford dictionary describes urgency.) Do we wear urgency like a badge of honour?  What causes us to believe that ‘things’ need to get done immediately?  Will I remember this...

Silence Your Self-Critic

Silence Your Self-Critic I was in the 2nd grade and my teacher was teaching us about impromptu speaking.  She wrote questions on pieces of paper and put it in a container.  Each one of us took one of the pieces and had a few minutes to prepare our thoughts to speak in...

COVID-19: not one fear, but three

In the midst of this pandemic we are not facing one fear, but three:  the fear of loss, the fear of scarcity and the fear of isolation.  I enjoy engaging in thought-provoking conversations with my dad who’s 87 years old.  Realistically, my parents are in the...

Henrietta Wears A Different Hat

[Always choose the best for yourself.  Make decisions that complement who you are.] “Today I shall wear my red hat.”  Henrietta runs her fingers over the brim of her fedora.  As she looks in the mirror, she places it on her head and smiles brightly. Her...