The Pause That Refreshes

I just started reading a wonderful book by Oren Jay Sofer called Say What You Mean: A mindful approach to nonviolent communication. What I love about his approach is that it is grounded in three areas that I am particularly immersed and interested in: Buddhist Meditation, Nonviolent Communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg and Somatic ExperiencingContinue reading “The Pause That Refreshes”

Personality Tests and Creating Your Own Expectations For A Meaningful Life

I am reading the book, The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre. It is fascinating to trace how what we see as the modern day measurement and use of personality and style assessments comes from long ago. A mother-daughter team in the 1920s created Myers-BriggsContinue reading “Personality Tests and Creating Your Own Expectations For A Meaningful Life”

I Am Overwhelmed! What Do I Do?

I have written about the experience of getting overwhelmed before because it is a common result of being too busy and pushing yourself to get more accomplished than serves you. Our society as a whole has gotten so over scheduled that many times you are on autopilot rushing through your day. And when you areContinue reading “I Am Overwhelmed! What Do I Do?”

Where Do Ideas Come From?

I just finished reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and I really enjoyed it. I particularly loved her perspective on where ideas come from. As a writer, I certainly get inspiration from reading books and articles and watching TV and Film. Often my ideas come from discussions with other people. ButContinue reading “Where Do Ideas Come From?”