Stairwell Stories

A few blogs back I promised I would be taking the stairs instead of the elevator. I would like to say that this has caused dramatic changes in my life. But it hasn’t. Or that the stair climbing has brought me greater wisdom; but the only thing that has become very clear to me is…

We are what we eat

Do pigs like it when we eat their pork? When he was around five years old, my son asked that question. No, they don’t, we explained, which answered his question without going into details about how pigs turn into pork. October 4th was the feast of St Francis of Assisi, known for his love for…

Celebrating our mother

Mother’s Day comes in May, but Earth Day is tomorrow on 22 April. This occasion recognizes our reliance on Mother Earth and the shared resources of the earth.  And just like with Mother’s Day, we should celebrate that connection more than once a year. It’s easy to ignore the connection until something goes wrong—a drought forces…

Index Card Cure™: Self-care

Take care of yourself first. It’s neither a new nor radical concept. If there happened to be an emergency while flying, procedures have us placing our own oxygen masks first, before assisting others.  Why?  If you run out of air, you can’t help anyone else. While it makes sense, how many of us apply similar…