DIAL DOWN!

Our technological culture has transitioned from turning dials to pushing buttons to touchscreens to voice activation during my lifetime. When I think of dialing down, I think of the old technology for turning down the volume or turning down the heat. There is a tendency in life for the sound of the noise around us … More DIAL DOWN!

Leavening the Loaf

The request I am about to make has nothing to do with my blog today. Right now, close your eyes and, for a few moments, picture the color red in your imagination. Great! Now, as you read the rest of this blog, do not imagine the color red. What just happened? Despite my disclaimer, the … More Leavening the Loaf

TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 4

Besides physical work-outs, spiritual and psychological exercise is also critical during transitions. Several consequential thoughts have reinforced my mindset as I process vocational changes. This day was coming.  When my mother turned 80, my brothers and I gathered in San Marcos, California. We took mom out to dinner to celebrate her milestone. Mom enjoyed affirming, … More TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 4

M & M’s – Music

Handling the normal stressors of life is in itself challenging. For many, adding the additional stressors resulting from a global pandemic turns everyday stress into mega-stress. I have been mulling over my management mechanisms for stress. In my blog I have been passing along some of my musings on managing stress in the series M … More M & M’s – Music

M & M’s – Movement

I have been meditating on my management mechanisms for stress. Handling the normal stressors of life is in itself challenging. For many, adding the additional stressors resulting from a global pandemic turns everyday stress into mega-stress. I have been passing along some of my practices for managing stress in a series of blogs entitled M … More M & M’s – Movement