How Can We Build and Nurture Our Circle of Support?

How Can We Build and Nurture our Circle of Support? Last April, my brother passed away suddenly after being in an accident. He was 55 years old and my only sibling. In the days and weeks that followed, I subsisted in a foggy state—unsure how to process the events and...

5 Ways to Increase Resilience, Wisdom, and Well-Being

5 Ways to Increase Resilience, Wisdom, and Well-Being There I stood, surrounded by people from my neighborhood at a cocktail party—our common purpose to celebrate the pristine park that lines the shores of the Long Island Sound steps away from where we live....

Are You Really Listening?

Are You Really Listening, or Just Waiting to Talk? When sitting face-to-face in conversation with someone—a friend, child, partner, or work colleague—how frequently are you actually thinking about nothing else other than the words that are coming out of the other...

No Texts, Please, We’re Meditating

No Texts, Please, We’re Meditating When a photo of a wall covered in lush green foliage showed up on Grace Clarke’s Instagram feed, she felt an immediate urge to track it down. Stressed out and headed to a meeting at Madewell, where she works as a social media...

Say Goodbye to Distractions

Say Goodbye to Distractions I recently had the privilege of sitting in on a college lecture at my alma mater. I sat beside my student daughter—proud to be a parent, an alumnus, a lifelong learner. The lecture hall, located on the top floor of the university’s most...