letting go



self-promotion and selflessness
Finding the sweet spot that lies between self-promotion and selflessness is the focus of this second in a two-part series on practicing happiness. To read part 1, click here. Lately, I have been hearing from my clients that they feel increasing pressure to put their best selves forward: While fully recognizing that their peers post…

Somewhere between Self-promotion and Selflessness: Practicing Happiness, Part 2


SuperHero Kid
I haven’t been myself the past few weeks. I’ve been irritable, lethargic, and sad. I initially thought I was tired after hosting a number of visiting relatives. Then I assumed I had the symptoms of a bad case of writer’s block. This morning I finally surrendered, admitting what I knew was going on but was…

Parental Fear and Sadness: The Flip Side of Children Gaining Independence



I confess that I never really used to like San Francisco. I apologize to my dear friends and everyone else I know who lives here. I had visited the city many times, and while there were moments when I sensed or had glimmers of its appeal, I never quite understood why it is so beloved.…

Traveling at the Speed of Children