Look for the Helpers

Look for the Helpers

The other day I was reminded of a Fred Rogers (AKA Mr. Rogers) interview in which he shares an important message: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who...

5 Personalities You May Encounter During the Holidays

It’s no surprise that for many, this year’s holiday season will probably look a bit different. But whether you’re spending it with family and friends in person, or over Zoom, one thing will remain the same: the inevitable holiday stress. This stress may be due to the...
Using the Teachings of Buddha to Protect the Mind

Using the Teachings of Buddha to Protect the Mind

In my office, I have a plastic model of a brain sitting on my shelf. Very similar to one you might find in a science class. You can take it apart to see each of the “pieces” of the brain. The frontal lobe, right and left hemisphere, amygdala and so on. It is both a...
When Radio Waves Are Stronger Than Earthquakes

When Radio Waves Are Stronger Than Earthquakes

I recently heard a great story that I wanted to share with you. It’s about a woman named Genie Chance.  Genie was an American journalist and radio broadcaster, who was the first woman in Alaskan broadcast news. She is most famous for her coverage of the 1964...

How Focusing on a Purpose Raises Self-Esteem

One of my favorite books of all time is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. In it, Frankl stresses the importance of pursuing purpose in your life. He writes:  “What man [or woman or nonbinary person] actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather...