We are not alone in feeling that things have never been so bad, that the world is in seriously dire straits. Psychologist Steven Pinker offers some clarifying strategies that shift our view.Read More
A week after Hurricane Maria left 3.4 Americans without power, cell service and running water, our government’s slow response has been stunning. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can help, tangibly.Read More
Like many people, we are wondering what the best way is to let Congress know what we think. We found New Yorker ‘What Calling Congress Achieves’ hugely helpful in understanding how different kinds of correspondence is received. Here’s what you need to know about the most effective way to petition the government.Read More
This extraordinary video will shift your view of people you may be pigeon-holing, reminding us that: There IS more that brings us together than we think. Our question: how to live that compassionate view in dark times?Read More
The perfect synchronicity on the theme of ‘not knowing what you are doing’ , including Trump’s “improvisational approach to governing”, got us thinking about essential rules for improvising when the stakes are HIGH.Read More
Recently, we got a New Year’s card that provided a welcome strategies for this anxious time. As soon as we think about doing them, we calm down.Read More
If someone asked you to finish the statement “I AM MORE THAN_______”, what would you write? What is the identity or cliche that you feel limits you? How are you MORE than that? That is the question that Pamela Hovland asks in a startling exhibition at the Westport Arts Center.Read More
For the many people I know who feel that they are living in a sea of relentless anxiety, I offer two of my best chocolate cookie recipes: thin, chewy disks of intense chocolate AND fist-size hunks of chewy/moist chocolate cake loaded with chocolate chips, nuts and whatever else you can think of.Read More
Martin Luther King Jr’s words spoken decades ago resonant more strongly today than ever.Read More
While the world spins off its axis, playing and LAUGHING are powerful antidotes; they keep us right smack IN the moment….
This fab little video provides an instant dose of joy in the midst of the shit hitting the fan.
If this election has done anything, it has pointed up the grave flaws in our government and political system. We HEAR that many people in our country feel forgotten and uncared. We’ve witnessed extraordinary levels of fear and its companion, anger and hatred. And we see that we are not a one person/one vote nation. It is truly dispiriting. So we’ve compiled a few things to do to keep moving toward the positive.Read More
Has any election in America’s history created as much anxiety as this one? It seems like our very lives are on the line. So we’ve put together some instructions for navigating Election Day.Read More