Archive for April, 2011

Of Diamonds and Snakes

When I was a little boy, my mother used to read me and my sisterstories from a big illustrated book of the Brothers Grimm. One of thestories (and illustrations) I recall vividly involved a story […]

Of Diamonds and Snakes: The Power of Words

When I was a little boy, my mother used to read me and my sister stories from a big illustrated book of the Brothers Grimm. One of the stories (and illustrations) I recall vividly involved […]

Earth Day 2011: The Stress of Plastic

If you are a certain age, and you hear the word, “plastic,” you might just provide an immediate flashback to the movie The Graduate, where Dustin Hoffman is told that plastic IS the future. As […]

The Fear of Flying: Airport Stress

The words stress and change are used synonymously these days, and anyone who has had a flight delayed several times in as many hours, only to learn it’s cancelled at the end of the day […]

Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water in Russian

Today I received my copy of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water… in Russian. I can recall growing up as a kid learning that people in Russia weren’t allowed to believe in God. Spirituality went […]

Water! The Stress Associated With Water

An issue has been surfacing in the news lately, and the issue is water. Something that seems so natural and free is becoming rapidly less so. So significant is this stressor, that National Geographic dedicated […]

Let It Go: The Rules of Detachment

The hardest thing the ego must learn to do is to “let go,” specifically to let go of control. The ego often lives by the motto, “If some is good, more has got to be […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

There is a high correlation between simplicity and happiness. The more things that clutter your mind, the greater the chance of feeling overwhelmed. The more responsibilities and possessions you carry, the greater the likelihood to […]

The Need for A Community of Friends

Perhaps the most impressive study underscoring the importance ofquality friendships and the need for a strong support group wasconducted by Dr. David Spiegel who, years ago, studied the survivalrate of women with breast cancer. Simply […]