Monthly Archives: April 2020

If We All Light Up We Can Scare Away the Dark!

There is a song by Passenger that I have loved since the first time I heard it because I feel the lyrics are so accurate. The first line pulled me in, and from there, the rest is history. “Sing! Sing at the top of your voice!  Love without fear in your heart and feel, feel like you still have a choice. If we all light up we can scare away the dark!” I mention this song frequently, so I decided to share the youtube video below.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. I feel a bit worn down by the divisiveness that appears to be driving a wedge between us at a time when we need each other more than ever. Bi-partisan b.s. continues to fill up both my news and social media feeds. People I’ve looked up to for years are sharing articles and links and spreading “news” without checking the facts. The Right is accusing the Left. The Left is accusing the Right. Friends and neighbors are shouting at each other from a safe social distance or over Facebook.

Disagreement is part of being human. There are as many opinions and perspectives as there are people. We all see things from a different viewpoint, which is excellent when we’re working on problem-solving teams. We can help others gain clarity on an issue by offering our point of view. But right now, in these times of uncertainty, I turn to the wisdom of Plato, who summed it up nicely when he said, “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” […]

By |April 27th, 2020|Blog|

Surviving Uncertainty: Lessons from a Lobster

Nature is one of our greatest teachers. Right now, the lobster is a great example. During the molting period, the lobster moves from its current state (a shell that is too small) to its desired state, (a shell that fits better making it a more comfortable place to live). The in between time must be terrifying, because without the protection of its shell, a lobster is soft and squishy with no way to defend itself. In order to survive, it must remain hidden deep under the rocks, discarded shells of other sea life, and undergrowth. It endures on calcium and hope during an indefinite period as it waits for a new shell to form. If it gets antsy deciding to leave its shelter before it’s time, it may fall prey to a hungry sea creature with a taste for fresh lobster.

In this “fifth season”—a time of vulnerability and uncertainty between its current state of the outgrown shell and its desired state of a new, better fitting shell—the lobster must wait. Luckily, it’s species has learned a lot about patience during its over 350 million years of existence. We can learn a lot from the lobster.

This is our Fifth Season

Right now, your stress levels may be through the roof. It may feel as though the world has been turned upside down. Everything that was normal a month ago has completely changed. Parents are homeschooling their children while working from home. We must all stay six feet away from anyone we don’t reside with, avoid public places and basically get used to living in a way that completely foreign to us. Let’s […]

By |April 17th, 2020|Blog|