Author Archives: Maren
Let me start by saying that I’m afraid of getting this wrong. I’m afraid I’m going to say, or do, the wrong thing. But my Black friends, and folks I follow, are urging us white people to speak anyway. To … Continue reading
Here is another verbal/cognitive reframe I find helpful to reduce irritability in times of stress (like right now!) I invite you to try it, and I’d love to hear if you find it helpful.
Here’s my second video, sharing a technique I discovered years ago to help ground myself in stressful times. I hope you find some value in it.
For some time now, I’ve been thinking I should record some videos for this blog, sharing my perspectives on various topics and hopefully offering some resonance, camaraderie, and support to readers. I’ve been nervous and shy to put myself out … Continue reading
Wow, what a wild emotional time. How are you holding up? I hope you’re finding ways to care for yourself during this time. If you’re feeling motivated to get backlogged projects complete, or take up new areas of interest, that’s awesome. If, … Continue reading
Happy solstice! Here in the northern hemisphere, we can finally celebrate the return of the light. (I, for one, am very ready to welcome it! My bike commute will be brighter every day for the next six months.) In the … Continue reading
Happy December, all! The new year is nearly upon us. In December, many of us take stock of our lives, and think about the changes we may wish to bring about in the year ahead. At this time, I am … Continue reading
I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone reading this that there is an extreme abundance of bad news in the world. An awful lot of this news makes it into our Facebook feeds, and those of our friends. It … Continue reading
I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Matt Burns, who is touring the USA and interviewing (at least) 366 people in 366 days for his Unlikely Stories project. I sat down with him here in Portland to talk … Continue reading