When I quit violin in elementary school my violin teacher told me, "You're going to regret it." She gave me a stern look without explanation, and that was the end of that, I thought. Except, 30 years later, I finally get what she meant. She saw that I had talent. I was playing "William Tell… Continue reading Transcending Stereotype
How the things you own are an expression of your lifestyle and identity; they can help you get back on track.
The Season of Light
The holiday season is meant to be light: a collective festive mood as one year closes and a new one begins. And, yet, the holidays can be stressful. It can be a time when buried emotions come to the surface as we spend time with loved ones. For me, such emotions have come with a… Continue reading The Season of Light
Giving Up vs. Letting Go
Hello, dear readers. I've got some more food for thought for you. This time, I'd like to explore giving up versus letting go. During a recent conversation, I said aloud that I had "given up" on something (I won't trouble you with the details). After the words came out of my mouth, I realized that… Continue reading Giving Up vs. Letting Go
Express Yourself: Making Smaller Circles
Essay with audio