The Power of “Maybe”

The nontheistic religion of Jainism from India seeks to perfect one’s understanding of the self and the universe. They have a word, “syat,” that means “to the best of my knowledge at this time.” Practitioners of Jainism frequently add this word to conversations to remind themselves and others that this…

Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty

We’ve all heard this phrase before, “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” It was very popular in the 1990s and continues to inspire people today. It has inspired millions of people to do the thing that we’re discussing this month—perform acts of caring. According to Wikipedia,…

Trusting Your Impulses

Learning to trust yourself—your intuition and impulses—can be hard, but as Susan explains in this anecdote, it can be incredibly rewarding! I was surprised when I “trusted my gut” and found a new career. My intention after getting my doctorate in psychology was to ultimately set up a private practice.…

Trusting Your Intuition

In our November newsletter, we’ve been talking about taking the fear out of decision making. Sometimes when we face a big decision, or even a number of small ones, we freeze up, fearing that we will make the wrong decision. But as Susan wrote in Feel the Fear and Do…