Category: learnings

Learnings: Feelin’ Good

Ugh. I was tired, tired, tired. It had been a late night. We’d been in the car for over four hours that morning, and had an hour and a half still to go before we could crawl into our beds. Energetic, happy, chipper? Not so much. We were stuck in stop-and-go construction traffic. The drive…

Aug 25, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Learnings: Cel-e-brate Good Times, Come On!

You know that song? “There’s a party going on right here.A celebration to last throughout the years…” It’s in my head right now. Because I had what could have turned into a very stressful day the other week. My computer broke down. I work from home. I had deadlines looming. First reaction: panic. Heart starts…

Aug 14, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Learnings: Projections

Wow. Everyone is in a good mood today. Smiles are lighting up faces, walks are peppy, and hearts are open. My morning walk was packed with people full of sunshine. Contrast to yesterday’s walk: downturned faces, hurried steps, hunched shoulders. So what gives? Why the big contrast? The sun was shining yesterday. It shines today….

Aug 12, 2008 · Read More · Comment (2)

Learnings: Noise

Noise. It’s the bane of my existence. I’ve always identified as a highly sensitive person, as defined by Psychologist Elaine N. Aron. Apparently about 20% of the population, and most “higher animals” are. It’s no big thing, nothing that makes us special, just more sensitive. Touch is more intense. Tastes and smells are stronger. And,…

Jul 31, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Learnings: First Appearances

There is a grumpy older man, a building manager I think, who walks around the blocks near my building in the morning. He has the deepest scowl I have ever seen: his chin juts out, the corners of his mouth droop, his eyebrows knit together. I usually slip by as small as possible. Except this…

Jul 8, 2008 · Read More · Comment (1)