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Brain Food for the Good Life

Types of Virtual Groups and When They Meet

Purposes, Format, and Schedules Coping with Coronavirus Changes  (Re-ordering our Lives) Tuesday mornings 10:15 – 11:30 This is called a process group, a place where men and women can process their issues related to the changes recently brought into their lives by the Coronavirus.  All participants set goals for themselves, and share them with the group, so they can get help from me and often each other, to work through …Read More

Overwhelmed with Problems right now?

A TOOL KIT FOR SOLVING LIFE’S PROBLEMS   The Chinese written language is marvelously colorful.  Their words are illustrated by little sketches or diagrams.  The Chinese character for danger is a sketch of a scary scene, and their word for opportunity is naturally a more hopeful drawing.  When these two characters are put on top of one another, it is the Chinese word for crisis, or turning point.  It means …Read More

GROWING YOUNGER ON THE INSIDE

GROWING YOUNGER ON THE INSIDE WHILE YOUR BODY IS AGING ON THE OUTSIDE At seventy-two, I am less and less interested in the exterior of people’s lives – what their bodies, clothes, houses, vacations, or social media images look like.  I pay more attention now to how their eyes twinkle, how their voice dances, how their laugh breaks out across a room, whether both children and adults enjoy their company.  …Read More

Growing Younger on the Inside

GROWING YOUNGER ON THE INSIDE AS YOUR BODY AGES ON THE OUTSIDE At seventy-two, I am less and less interested in the exterior of people’s lives – what their bodies, clothes, houses, vacations, or social media images look like.  I pay more attention now to how their eyes twinkle, how their voice dances, how their laugh breaks out across a room, whether both children and adults enjoy their company.  When …Read More

Overcoming the Tyranny of the Orgasm

Overthrowing the Tyranny of the Orgasm When it comes to the experience of sexual climax, many people feel some performance pressure.  This mental and emotional strain has been called the tyranny of the orgasm.  How would you know if this tension is harming your love life?  You could ask yourself these questions: Do I feel pressure to achieve an orgasm? . . . to give one to my mate? . …Read More

Get Your Mood Shot     

  Fight off Depression from Winter Cold, Long Nights, and Holiday Stress The winter crud that climbed into me last year sat into my sinuses and didn’t leave for two months.  So this Friday I’m getting my flu shot.  And to prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and  the holiday burn-out blues,  I’m going to give myself some powerful preventive medicine.   If you want to inoculate yourself against a mood …Read More

How I Live

  DOWN-SIZING AND SIMPLIFYING MY LIFE: FINDING THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE   At midlife, I had been building and launching both my family and my career for over 20 years.  Yet I reached a point where I couldn’t pay my bills or bond with my family.  I was stressed out from trying to make ends meet.  My business supported ten employees and counselors, but during its last …Read More