How Are You? – Engage Blog

How Are You? – Engage Blog

I’ve been noticing that one of the most challenging questions for me these days is How are you? Shouted from a social distance as I huddle low to the ground fighting with my snowshoe bindings, the easy dismissal of I’m fine or, on occasion, I”m good, launches across...
Flash Backs – Engage Blog

Flash Backs – Engage Blog

The curse and the blessing of rituals and annual family celebrations are that they rekindle memories. And often a re-experiencing of the feelings and sensations that accompany the recollection of whole scenes from the past. Sometimes gentle, sometimes powerful, they...
The Canvas is a Mirror – Engage Blog

The Canvas is a Mirror – Engage Blog

After finding, then losing, then finding again, the certificate for a set of painting classes gifted to me by my spouse almost two years ago, I attended my first session last week. Twice I asked the instructor what I should bring, how I should prepare. Just clothes...
Holics & Isms – Engage Blog

Holics & Isms – Engage Blog

One of the realities of pandemic living is that we get to spend more time with ourselves. We are mandated to seclude. For some, it’s a blessing. For others, a threat. Within the boundaries of our smaller world, we have a choice. We can get to know ourselves on the...
Let’s Talk About Boredom – Engage Blog

Let’s Talk About Boredom – Engage Blog

The other day I was doing a family Covid-check in call. During this particular conversation, we talked about feeling bored and agitated. I began to wonder why feeling bored makes us restless. I found a definition that characterizes being bored as feeling weary and...
Let’s Talk About Anger – Engage Blog

Let’s Talk About Anger – Engage Blog

     I maintain the belief that anger is the outward manifestation of inner fear. At least, that’s my truth. At its best, it’s a protective veneer that keeps everything beneath it contained and orderly. Unless or until there is a small crack in the surface, or an edge...