Vacation Deprivation

Florida. White beaches. Rolling waves. The smell of sea salt tickling your nose. It is a beautiful place, a warm haven for ‘snow birds’ who come down from the North for a winter reprieve. Ironically, it is also one of the places where employees take […]

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‘No’ Means Next

It is a basic human need to be loved. The opposite of love is indifference, the deepest form of rejection a person can experience. Rejection comes in other forms as well – an unreturned phone call, a missed appointment, a subtle, yet clear ‘no’ to […]

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The Spaces of You

Everyone has an inner sanctum, a place inside to which each of us goes when we need a break from the world. Some call it their ‘bubble’; others their internal altar. Whatever you call it, it is that True Space within that needs as much […]

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Time Stealers

Chatting at work was considered the biggest “time waster”, according to this survey. But honestly, why wouldn’t you want people to talk to one another? It leads to team-building, a sense of connection and a deeper rootedness in the place you spend so much time […]

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In Praise of the Laze

Monday mornings have a bad reputation. It’s not Monday’s fault that it begins the work week. Yet most people would say they have a funny feeling when Monday comes around. A subtle sense of reluctance sets in. But why? Monday is just one day out […]

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The Joy Factor

What brings you joy? Do you ever ask yourself that question? I don’t know about you, but somehow I get the sense that we place a cap on our joy, as if we aren’t allowed to be too joyful in case something goes wrong. As […]

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The Phases of Our Days

Just when you think it will never be over, it is. Those difficult phases in your life when you think things will always be this way. As a young mom with two babies, I was once asked what I wanted for my birthday. “Eight hours […]

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A Wrinkle in Time

When I was in the fourth grade, Madeleine L’Engle captured my imagination with her children’s book A Wrinkle in Time . I couldn’t tell you what it is about, but I do remember how it made me feel — as if time itself were bendable, […]

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