Why is it so difficult to be honest with ourselves and why is it also one of the most powerful tools we have? Let’s look at both perspectives… Think about this … who really enjoys the brightly lit fitting rooms in clothing stores?  I don’t know many people who want to see themselves that clearly.  […]

Stop Avoiding

When we avoid situations, we continue a pattern of self-doubt and worry.   Certain situations can be associated with an overwhelming feeling of anxiety.  Such as needing to confront a situation, talk with your spouse about responsibilities or concerns, give a public speech, or doing math problems.  If your tendency is to be worried and […]


We’ve been on a nature pursuit at my house, exploring all things scientific.  Our most recent discovery involved an investigation into how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.  Sure, the chrysalis forms and hangs upside down for a while, but what is really going on inside?  A few books from the library and some National Geographic […]


I recently learned that most of a plant’s growth occurs at night – in the darkness, without sunshine and warmth. This surprised me, as I assumed growth would occur in the brightness of day when the sun’s rays are reaching the leaves and warming the soil surrounding the roots. Of course most plants need a […]