Visualize Your Refuge

News of the pandemic and the resulting economic disorder can fill us with fear as we are barraged with bad news. Every day feels overwhelming, and we need to call on our resilience, our willingness to go. One way to summon our resilience is to go to a refuge in our...

Sharing Good News

The theme of this blog is savoring the good, and one way we do that is by sharing good news with friends. I’m immodestly sharing the recent Kirkus review of Confidence Lost / Confidence Found: How to Reclaim the Unstoppable You.  The book is based on strategies that I...

Saved By Snow

Rain and snow saved Santa Barbara last week. The Cave Fire burst into life on Monday evening and raged on steep mountain slopes covered by 30 year-old vegetation. Bulldozers couldn’t reach the inaccessible terrain, and planes dropping fire retardants couldn’t fly in...

Mom Was Right: Thank You’s Matter

Gratitude is one of the most effective ways to increase confidence. Researchers have found that people with a daily gratitude practice have more energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and determination. Not only that, they are more likely to achieve their personal goals...