Gratitude and Attitude

Here we are on the verge of a divisive election quickly followed by the holiday season. So much going on. So much passion. So much stress. One way I'm dealing with it is to spend less time and energy 'out there' - social media, what everyone else is thinking/doing and more time 'in here' - focusing on myself, my family and my work. I posted a link on the FB page recently about 'is it better to be right or kind'. I strive for kind. If you think of it in terms of ice cream (I think about ice cream A LOT), it's fine if we all like different flavors. It really doesn't make me think you're bad or wrong if you think my flavor is gross or I think yours is weird. It doesn't matter. We can sti

Godzilla and the Power of Positive Thinking

Disclaimer: Names have been changed to protect the innocent. I didn't really hang out with Jon Snow this afternoon. Today, I picked up a freelance massage job in Cambridge because I had nothing better to do on my day off from the office. I sat through 1.5 hours of traffic only to arrive at a vague address without any obvious parking options. My out of state contact person wasn't picking up her phone nor accepting voice mail. Minutes ticked by until I decided on a random garage and asked strangers on the street to direct me to where I thought I might be going. I hustled up to the correct office with seconds to spare, no point of contact to be seen, in room not well designed to hold the 4

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