A Weekly Column on Being Human by Wellness Specialist Elizabeth Clayton
Gratitude saves us at the most unlikely times. A friend of mine who lost his wife to cancer was overwhelmed with gratitude for the beautiful life they’d had together.
After a long job-seeking rejection streak, one of organizational psychologist Robert Cialdini’s clients started asking one simple question at the beginning of a job interview...
I once knew a couple who took stock of their marriage every year to decide if they were going to renew the contract.
“There’s an old saw that goes something like this: It used to be that a happy man just had to make a hundred bucks more than his brother-in-law. Now because of social media...
Sometimes we get so tangled up in our mind we have a hard time seeing clearly -- being able to see where we are -- which is why this poem by a young Japanese schoolboy* is so startling:
Several lifetimes ago I moved to Washington, DC and married a man who made it a habit to regularly visit the Air & Space Museum.
When you’re down on the floor do you have to crawl over to the coffee table to hoist yourself up?
In the middle of the day in a town square in Sabadell, Catalonia, a single cellist wearing a full tuxedo with tails begins playing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.
We all want to feel alive and feel the vitality of life coursing through us but lately my hands have made me aware of the very opposite, aware of vitality slipping away.
“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone;
It has to be made, like bread;
Remade all the time, made new.”
- Ursula K Le Guin
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