Perfection is the Open Heart

Perfection is the Open Heart

Isn’t it amazing that you can meet a person, a perfect stranger, and very quickly feel a connection? When I saw my husband for the first time, 38 years ago, on the Orient Express, I was backpacking with my roommate from college. We were en route to Greece, and he was...
Courage, the Cornerstone of Growth

Courage, the Cornerstone of Growth

“Let me not beg for the stilling of pain, but for the heart to conquer it” Rabindranath Tagore The word courage contains in its root the French word ‘coeur’ (i.e. heart).  In its etymology, courage implies an ability to face negative circumstances with a heart full of...
The Art of Balance

The Art of Balance

We admire dancers and acrobats as they perform feats of balance against gravity that require concentration and mastery.  And the knowing between our own needs and the needs of others is a lifelong pursuit of psychological balance that we as humans’ endeavor to...
The Marvels of Lithium

The Marvels of Lithium

The word lithium may not evoke marvels to you because you most probably associate with bi-polar and that might actually conjure up dread rather than marvel. That is understandable because our association with lithium is most often linked to lithium as a medication...