Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Life is better when you move at a slower, more relaxed pace. • Is food better if you cram it down your throat or if you take time to appreciate the flavor and savor every bite? • Do you enjoy a book more if you speed-read it or if you get lost in its pages? … Continued

Be Kinder Than Is Necessary

Kind • ness Noun 1. The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. Synonyms affection, warmth, gentleness, concern We are genetically wired to be kind. Kindness is in our nature. Human beings have survived as a species because we have evolved the capacities to care for those in need and to cooperate. Kind behavior was … Continued

Get Serious About Play

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been talking to my parenting groups about the importance of play in the lives of their children. Learning through play has long been recognized as a critical aspect of childhood and child development. I began to think about the role of play in the life of adults. … Continued

Come On, Get Happy

It has been a challenging winter so far. The temperatures have been below freezing, and it seems like every week we are experiencing a snowstorm. Winter is in full force. The weather has definitely been a “downer” and our friend the groundhog predicted six more weeks of it. Many of us are feeling the “winter … Continued