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July 2, 2024

Firefly Fascination or Fascinating Fireflies

As night approaches in summer, the frog and cricket symphony swells, the owls hoot and the trees whisper their songs on the summer’s breeze. There is a certain magic to the voices of summer and its chorale of life.
May 31, 2024

Meaning and a Dog Named Scout

Meaning and joy are two of the domains of well-being that were researched by a group of professionals in the nineties who developed the seven domains of well-being that human beings need at all ages to experience life to its full potential. The seven domains are: identity, growth, security, autonomy, connectedness, meaning and joy.
May 1, 2024

Labyrinths, Amazing Meditative Mazes & Spiritual Pathways

The labyrinth is a form of flat maze with an obvious pathway through it. This ancient meditative method has been used for healing, for problem solving, the revitalization of spirituality and for quiet, reflective moments for millennia.
April 1, 2024

Medfield Magic, The Healing Power of Connection

I was just coming down from co-teaching a powerful training on organizational change and leadership in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  I was very tired, drained to the core and headed to Baltimore to see my daughter and her wonderful family. I had not slept enough nor had I eaten as mindfully as I should have and my body was telling me. 
February 28, 2024

Engaged Aging: Grabbing the Aging Bull by the Horns!!

One of the greatest fears of those who are growing older is the fear of dependency.  Our culture is one that honors independence, self-sufficiency and all those things that arise from “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps.”  The older we get, the more worn out these bootstraps can become and the harder it is to pull up the boots.
February 1, 2024

Fires of February

February kindles the fires of our hearts and our souls kicking off with the festival of Imbolc (pronounced “Im-ulk”)! This celebration of the return of the light is also known as Candlemas in the Catholic tradition.
January 1, 2024

Starting over, and starting up

Fewer than 9% of Americans who make resolutions succeed in achieving them. 23% quit after the first week and 43% had ceased all efforts toward achieving their resolutions by the end of the month of January
December 1, 2023

Sacred Season

From mid-November until the New Year greets us with all its promise, nearly every culture, ethnicity and religion spends time celebrating in some way the sacredness of this season. 
November 1, 2023

The Wheel Turns

I just finished a class on implicit bias for a healthcare facility near Detroit. It was a great day working with a receptive and engaged group. Shortly after that, I received a very gracious email that kindly asked if we could make accommodations for their low vision needs, and the needs of others like them who may enjoy the blog.