Life and other catastrophes · The way we are

Fight, flee, or Keep Calm and Carry On?

The ‘fight or flight response’, according to author Tony Schwartz, reflects a physiology which mobilizes us to attack back quickly when under threat, or run for the hills. “Most of us are triggered multiple times a day,” he says. “The reason is that our bodies don’t make a distinction between a real threat to our… Continue reading Fight, flee, or Keep Calm and Carry On?

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Just so needy…

Sometimes ‘neediness’ can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to get frustrated and want to throw in the towel when it comes to friends or family that seem perpetually stuck in a victim mentality. They might blame others for their problems, seemingly unable to take responsibility for getting help. And of course it’s not always that simple.… Continue reading Just so needy…

Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Who I really am

What do I offer this world? It’s a question that haunts many of us. We dearly long for a clear, tangible identity. The drive to be useful and necessary is strong. So much so that what we do can overwhelm the mystery of who we actually are. And when our usual ability to ‘do things’ for ourselves or others is stripped away – so often… Continue reading Who I really am