Stop Telling Me to be Grateful

Stop Telling Me to be Grateful

I’m living with a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety at the moment. There are a million things happening in my life which are feeding these feelings. I’ll spare you the details because they’re not important, nor are they unique. That’s not the point here. I know...
Organic Interactions Are Out

Organic Interactions Are Out

We’ve been unable to interact on a daily basis with anyone other than those in our household for nearly a year now. Even people who have remained at work in person for most of this time have experienced some changes. For all of our clients, work has taken place mostly...
Give Me Those Binoculars

Give Me Those Binoculars

We’ve all heard it before. Some variation on seeing things from someone else’s perspective is part of our narrative from childhood—shifting your paradigm, walking in someone else’s shoes, or looking through binoculars to see what someone else is seeing. Pick your...
What’s with the Cutesy Names?

What’s with the Cutesy Names?

I enjoy some motivational quotes (not all). I’ve noticed the appearance of female-themed “boss” paraphernalia in stores that sell that kind of thing. Most of it is pink, which is not a color in my palette. Aside from the color issue, the sayings made me uneasy in a...
Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Is Anyone Paying Attention?

My 14-year old spent the first semester doing school through a virtual program. This meant a whole lot of self-guided study. It was asynchronous learning. While there was a mentor teacher available to him, she had 150 other students to oversee and if he wasn’t...