Hidden in Plain Sight
When I think back and remember the latter part of my active alcoholism and its impact on my family, more than anything else, I think of the extraordinary amount of time I spent trying to hide my drinking. I thought I had done a pretty good job of it until I read this essay penned by my oldest daughter. Read More
Boots and Reboots
I manage a lot, at work and home. But I am not always great at managing stress. I don’t see that I am over tired, overworked or overwhelmed until I snap at someone or overreact. I don’t know that I need to reboot until the computer crashes. Recently though, I stumbled across an unlikely solution. It helps me reduce my reaction to stress before reaching Vesuvius territory. Surprisingly, this physically difficult, filthy, out-of-my-comfort-zone activity really clicked with me. Read More
I discovered the most surprising technique to calm an in-your-face, bully opposing counsel. Read More
High Performers and Success
You’ve just finished that huge project, a really important one you’ve been working on for months. And as you take in the congratulations from everyone around you – your boss, coworkers, and friends – something’s nibbling at you a bit. A part of you isn’t quite satisfied. While the praise from others pours in, this little part of you brushes off their words, and you feel a little fake taking in their compliments. The truth about high performers and success. Read More.
Assistance Across Professions
Assistance programs exist across a range of professions. After being arrested by a SWAT team that stormed her swanky NY dermatology office, this celebrity physician was turned over to New York’s equivalent of a physicians’ assistance program instead of being adjudicated in criminal court and surrendering her medical license. Was this a sweetheart deal accorded only the most privileged in our society? Or was it a reflection of society’s changing attitudes toward substance abuse? Read More.
Something to Consider
People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s all finally about.