Step Up or Give Up

These are interesting times indeed. I can only speak for myself, however when I am faced with chaos, disruption and problems, I go into overdrive. My nature is to fix it, solve it, deal with it, or find a way through it, coming out…

What day is today?

How many times have you recently asked or heard someone ask “What day is today?” It sounded funny at first, however with our routines, rituals, activities and daily patterns disrupted, shaken and rearranged, we have all been confused as to what day it is….

Living in a Bubble

The concept of living in an invisible bubble started many years ago while I was a retail executive. I would often supervise several management trainees during their career. One of the challenges they had was how to deal with criticism from senior management. They…

Finding Meaning Everywhere

Yesterday, we had a baby lizard scurry around the house. After several attempts, we successfully ushered him into the backyard. My first thought was to find the meaning and significance of it, because of course, there is one. Here are some insights from Imelda…

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Do you remember this song recorded by Nat King Cole in 1963? The song reached #6 on the Hot 100 in the US and was the opening track on Cole’s album of the same name.  The melody and phrase keep coming to my mind…

The Domino Effect

I am noticing more and more these days how life resembles the image of toppling dominoes – or the domino effect. The definition for the domino effect is: A cumulative effect produced when one event initiates a succession of similar events, or a chain…

Be Hopeful not Fearful

How are you feeling today? With so much chaos, confusion and uncertainty in the world, has it been challenging to remain hopeful? Has fear and lack of clarity and direction caused you to freeze up and become discouraged wanting to hide under the covers,…

Gut Feeling – Our 2nd Brain

We hear a lot today about the importance of good gut health. Why is that and why has it become such a focus? Well, according to a paper done last year by UC Davis, Dept of Internal Medicine, approximately 70 million people in the…

The Importance of Fertilizing – Our Plants and Ourselves

We recently enlisted gardening help to assess, recommend and do what needs to get done to improve the health of our plants, shrubs, trees, flowering vines and grass. They were not thriving and looking their best. They looked tired. We knew we had sprinkler…

This World…She’s Upside Down!

My grandfather would often say this when he felt confused, frustrated, perplexed, not in control, and disappointed with the happenings going on. I too have used it especially in today’s environment. The world is truly upside down, having been shaken to it’s core, with…