A Tangled Web

I started out with a hank of yarn that needed to be wound into a ball so I could knit with it.  To do that I had to either get out my yarn swift, or ask my husband to hold the hank taut for me so I could easily pull out the right strand and make the ball. I didn’t...
What Makes Us So Busy?

What Makes Us So Busy?

A thoughtful colleague asked me this today: What makes us so over-busy? How did we get this way? As with any complex issue, there’s no one answer. I asked her to share her thoughts on this. She came up with some great insights. Maybe, she speculated, it’s...

Without Failure Can There Be Success?

Human beings, or human doings? Which are we? There are a lot of forces in our culture that push us to be human doings; to define ourselves by our accomplishments and successes, and to shun times when we are quiet, reflecting or risking failure. Family members and...

Time to Reflect

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about busy-ness, where it comes from, what it means and what’s the difference between “good” and “bad” busy.  Scott Belsky at 99U shares some thoughts about the importance of taking time to allow your...

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