Browsed by
Tag: friday-musings

Friday Musings: Innermost Circle

Friday Musings: Innermost Circle

I spend a lot of time thinking about inflammation. My mom had an autoimmune disorder called Schleroderma that eventually led to her death, so the topic is important to me on multiple levels. In this modern world that we live in, exposure to inflammation is a constant occurrence. It comes from pesticides in our foods, GMOs, environmental pollutants, chemicals in cleaning products, and so many other things that are part of our everyday lives. Our bodies can ward off a certain amount of

Read More Read More

Friday Musings: North On My Compass

Friday Musings: North On My Compass

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of home, and what it actually means. I’ve always associated it with a sense of comfort, security, certainty, and where I felt most like myself. For me home is North on my compass, or the thing that grounds me and guides me as I make my way through life. I don’t consider this to be earth-shattering, but rather I think that most of us probably look at home in a similar way. So is it a location or place then for us, in a broad sense even, like the

Read More Read More

Friday Musings: The Compassionate Conversation

Friday Musings: The Compassionate Conversation

One of my all-time favorite movies is 500 Days of Summer, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. In fact, it might be right up there at the very top. How surprised are you?? It’s the classic story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, but she doesn’t love him back. The characters’ gender here doesn’t matter. At all. It could just as easily be girl meets girl, or boy meets boy. If you’ve never seen the movie, then you need to watch it asap, like maybe this weekend, if you’re free. Get the

Read More Read More

Friday Musings: Triple A

Friday Musings: Triple A

I spent this past Sunday night into Monday morning in the emergency room at HUP in Philadelphia. If this is something you didn’t know, don’t feel badly because very few people did. I don’t like emergency rooms and I never go unless there’s something happening that I feel unable to manage any other way. And to be honest, I’ve always been blessed with amazing health, and any concerns I’ve ever had usually turn out to be unfounded. When that happens, I feel a bit ridiculous, like I

Read More Read More

Friday Musings: Take Your Own Measure

Friday Musings: Take Your Own Measure

Have you ever had a moment where you read something that turns your way of looking at an idea or a concept completely on its head? It’s extremely powerful, right? It happened to me just this past week. Once again at the advice of my daughter, Wendy, I read an essay written by Joan Didion for Vogue Magazine in 1961 entitled “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power.” This is the thing I love so much (and sometimes not so much) about Wendy. When I bring her a problem or a situation, she scans her

Read More Read More