If you are like most parents, you do your best to be involved in your children’s lives by asking about their day, who they played with at recess, with whom they ate lunch and what their homework is for the night. You attend their school events, taxi them around to various play dates and parties and do what you can to keep an eye on their emotional and psychological well-being. Sometimes life gets in the way and you miss an opportunity to dig deeper. And, as kids age into adolescence, the window for involvement quickly shrinks, and before you know it, the only response you get from your tween or teen is a shrug or an “uh-huh.” Continue reading
If you were giving your last lecture- your best piece of advice for appreciating life- what would it be?
Most of us assume that people, who are facing old age or death, tend to be the ones who reflect on what has happened in their lives. Not true. Self-reflection is not for those who are aging or dying; it is for all of us to practice regularly, not when we are faced with the end of something or are injured. Continue reading