What makes you come alive?

*Published in the Sun-Times Beacon News on 12-30-13 In positive psychology, there is a phrase called being “in flow”.  This means that you are engaged in an activity that you enjoy that is neither too challenging nor too easy.  It requires the perfect amount of concentration and you know you are “in flow” when the […]

Where You Lay Your Head

When my kids were in elementary school, I used to volunteer in their classrooms for holiday parties. During one Christmas party in my daughter’s first grade class, I was assigned to run a craft table with another parent.  She seemed relatively pleasant and we were making small talk helping the children glue little reindeer noses […]