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Yes, You DO Measure Up!

“I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.”  (Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor) Numbers Numbers Numbers The temperature numbers are going up and clothes are getting thinner. This time of year puts a whole lot of people face to face with how we feel about our bodies. Unfortunately, far too often, […]

Our National Narcissism

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Genuine empowerment is threatened by nothing. Narcissism, Toddlers and Adolescents In last week’s blog, I wrote about narcissism as a developmental arrest in the ego-development stage of life. But what if an entire culture functioned like a Narcissist? What if a country was founded on toddler-think  and then later behaved like […]

Love and Lurve: My Funky Valentine

Is It Love? Or Luuuuuuuurrrrrvvveee? Please take a moment and consider these actual song lyrics. (If you aren’t familiar and want to hear the songs, there is a hyperlink for each, which also includes song credits.)   “You are everything/ and everything is you….”   “Can’t live/ If living is without you…”   “At last, […]

Sustainability and Specialness

When asked how much money enough, early billionaire John D. Rockefeller is said to have replied, “Just a little bit more.”  Out of Balance At the end of 2022, I did a series of blogs called Against the Grain. In it, I stated that many of the challenges we face today seem to stem from […]