My husband and I recently started to re-watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I wanted to see an epic story about a group of beings from different cultures (hobbits, elves, dwarves, humans, wizards) working together to defeat a terrible, evil force. At the end of the first film, The Fellowship of the Ring, the … Continue reading Every act of love and friendship will make a difference
I woke up yesterday feeling like my heart was shrinking. Something about witnessing the repeated acts of selfishness, unkindness, intolerance and hate in the news and on social media was making me feel small, powerless, and contracted. And then a video of someone bringing gifts to young people in a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth … Continue reading Big Vision Love Day: Pay What You Can Feb 10
Early this year I had a surgery to remove three kidney stones that turned my life upside down. Nine months into my healing journey, I feel called to share three of the things I've learned so far in the hopes that they might help someone else in some way. 1. Love means showing up. Years … Continue reading 3 things I’ve learned on my healing journey so far . . .
I've been enjoying the Amazon series, Mozart in the Jungle. It's a light, easy-to-watch show about life behind the scenes at the New York Symphony. In the second season, one of the main characters, a free-spirited conductor named Rodrigo (Gael García Bernal), hears the general manager, Gloria (Bernadette Peters), singing in the shower. When he … Continue reading What if I do what I love and the money doesn’t follow?
Last fall I took a fabulous free Coursera class, Positive Psychology, taught by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I liked it so much, that I've started to read her book Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection. Fredrickson believes that positive emotions are like "nutrients," … Continue reading “Love literally made people healthier”