Starfish: How Helping Others can Help You

It can be easy to get overwhelmed at times and yet making small differences in the lives of others can actually help ease feelings of helplessness and disempowerment.  Sounds a bit counterintuitive doesn’t it.  “I am already overwhelmed with a list of to dos and uncertain of what to take on next.  How can addingContinue reading “Starfish: How Helping Others can Help You”

June Lake 2020: Back to the Basics

Going on vacation almost always leaves me feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.  The drive back from June Lake included the beautiful green meadows and majestic mountains of Yosemite National Park and sparkling blue water of the Merced River.  As we drove by this beautiful scenery, I reflected upon what it is about vacation that is soContinue reading “June Lake 2020: Back to the Basics”

The Four Agreements in Action

In my mid-twenties, I came upon a book by Don Miguel Ruiz titled The Four Agreements.  Having just graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from San Diego State, the168-paged book was a lot smaller and concise than the heavy-weighted readers and text-books utilized in my graduate classes.  Yet within its pages I found theContinue reading “The Four Agreements in Action”