Travel Tips for Frequent Travellers and Genoa

A little bit of Milan as well (less than 24 hours in this city) Photo: Milan and Genoa (on this trip) My Blog My Opinion I’m stuck in my hotel room in Genoa today (Wednesday) due to severe thunderstorms (I love them, but they never happened). I shouldn’t say “stuck” because I’m in a very… Continue reading Travel Tips for Frequent Travellers and Genoa

Navigating Feelings

“Feelings that come back, are feelings that never left.” — anonymous I got feelings, you got feelings, we all got feelings . . . truth right; poetic even? Lately I feel like I’m feeling too much; too much is wrong with the world and I have the feeling that it isn’t going to get any… Continue reading Navigating Feelings

What I Don’t Miss About My Youth

I used the above photo for two reasons: first I was partying like the devil that night (on Fire Island for a few days), and second, when I look back, I have no desire to return to that time. Naive, blind to the truth and too easily influenced by others. No regrets, just looking forward… Continue reading What I Don’t Miss About My Youth

Why Make It About You?

The Power of the Mind and How to Mitigate Your Thoughts Have you ever wondered whether or not those voices in your head are worth listening to? If my voices had it their way, I’d be reduced to solitary confinement without supper. I keep telling myself it’s not about you because that’s what all of… Continue reading Why Make It About You?

Moody? Me?

Raise your hand if you’re subject to mood swings. There are two big problems with retirement: 1) Way too much time to think, and 2) Nobody wants to listen to your problems. So many of today’s issues have to do with the emotional rollercoaster that seems to be a ride that just doesn’t end. Whether… Continue reading Moody? Me?

Revisiting Happiness

It ain’t rocket science. Today Thanksgiving has and will always be my favorite holiday. Why you ask? It’s all about the food, being with people you choose to be with (can’t speak for everyone here), and there are no presents involved. I’m attending a Thanksgiving dinner today with all of the trimmings . . .… Continue reading Revisiting Happiness

The Grass is Not Always Greener

I believe old demons have returned, but this time I’m more prepared I’ve been struggling with a decision for a few months now and I’m hoping one of the following happens: The answer suddenly comes to me with clarity and full resolve. I decide to allow for an organic resolution; time sorts it out. Something… Continue reading The Grass is Not Always Greener

A New Twist On An Old Theme: Mindfulness

Beware That Voice Inside Your Head I recently did some damage to the top of my head; as usual, I wasn’t paying attention. It made me think it was time to revisit some thoughts concerning the distractions of the mind. Here’s how the conversation in my head might go on any given day: 5:15 a.m.: … Continue reading A New Twist On An Old Theme: Mindfulness

Permission to Forgive Updated

It’s so easy to forget you’re human. I need to revisit this topic for my own sanity. If you’re anything like me — and God help you if you are, you’re fairly hard on yourself. You can spend a lot of money trying to figure out why you’re like this, or you can just accept… Continue reading Permission to Forgive Updated

Fighting Your Own Impulses

Or Imposing Self-harm This is a difficult topic for me. I am strong and for the most part able to resist many of my impulses, but I have been fighting urges to act on the negative ones all of my life. Some impulses are positive and should not be ignored. For example when you see… Continue reading Fighting Your Own Impulses