How to Calm Your Racing Mind

How to Calm Your Racing Mind

When you’re scared or uncertain, your mind can spin knots with your thoughts. Here are some ways to get peace into your head and your body. Our minds are not always our helpful, supportive friends. Scientists reckon we have up to 60,000 thoughts per day, and about 80%...
A Few Things I Really Admire About You

A Few Things I Really Admire About You

Regardless of how well we know each other, here are some things I know are true: You’ve always given your best and tried your hardest. You did the best you could with what you knew at the time, how much energy you had and what resources were available to you. Yes, you...
Lessons from Two Years of Quasi-Quarantine

Lessons from Two Years of Quasi-Quarantine

Two years ago, cancer sent me into home quarantine, the way coronavirus has driven people into their houses all over the world. The transition was jarring and disruptive, but spending tons of time at home hasn’t been all bad. Here are some of the things...
Using Strengths to Deal Sanely with Coronavirus

Using Strengths to Deal Sanely with Coronavirus

Using no strengths — like kindness or perspective — to deal with frustration. My husband has just returned from the grocery store, where shelves were empty, people were tense and he waited in the checkout line for an hour. It’s stressful out there. As...