Thursday, December 12, 2019

Getting creative

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." ~Edward de Bono


Outside the Clawson Makers Market / Cindy La Ferle

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Seasonal self-caring

"It is not your job to constantly satisfy other people's needs. During the holiday season and afterward, give yourself permission not to overcommit yourself."~Judith Orloff, MD



"Hang up your hat" / Cindy La Ferle

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A measure of goodwill

“The greatest evidence of authentic goodwill is the way we treat people with whom we passionately disagree.” ~Father Jonathan Morris


Still Life / Cindy La Ferle

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Mutual effort

"No relationship in this world ever remains warm and close unless real effort is made on both sides to keep it so." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Cindy La Ferle

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Positive influence

"Be an encourager. 
The world has plenty of critics already." 
-Dave Willis


Cindy La Ferle

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

The case for generosity

"We receive as much as we are willing to give, in all manner of things."
~Florence Scovel Shinn


Cindy La Ferle

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Funny Friday: Meaningful tradition

"Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice." ~Dave Barry

Cindy La Ferle

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The gift of your attention

"Attention is the rarest and 
purest form of generosity.” 
~Simone Weil

Cindy La Ferle

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Coping with a blue Christmas: My new Metro Parent essay online

"Behind the polite smiles and greetings people give you, some are hurting and lonely. We can't always see people's pain, but they can always feel our kindness."~Marc & Angel Hack Life

The winter holidays have arrived. Christmas carols play nonstop, advertisers urge us to keep on shopping, and there's always one big party after another. But for someone who's grieving a death in the family or suffering other major life changes, the holidays can feel more like an endurance test. My article on this topic is published in the digital edition of Metro Parent. You can read it here.


Christmas Blues / Cindy La Ferle

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