Category Archives: Love

Emotional Intelligence

“Know thyself.” ~ Socrates  In his book on emotional intelligence Daniel Goleman recounts the story of a belligerent samurai who challenges a Zen master to explain the concept of heaven and hell. “The monk replied to him with scorn, ‘You’re nothing but a lout – I can’t waste my time with the likes of you!’ “His very honor attacked, the samurai flew into a rage and, … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence »

Taking a Break From the News (by Marsha)

Pat and I recently made a major shift in our daily routine. For the first time in our life together, we have stopped watching the news on TV every night. This is a huge change, especially for Pat, whose TV news-watching habits date back to childhood.  We made the change partly from exhaustion — the events of the past year had ground us down — … Continue reading Taking a Break From the News (by Marsha) »