Entries by Applied LifeTechnics

My Election and New Year’s Manifesto!

On November 9, 2016 our emotions as a nation were pretty much bipolar—either deep despair or giddy jubilation over election results. As I experienced my own distress, I realized how disempowering either extreme was. Since when has a political figure been at the controls of my life? Am I willing to give anyone who’s not […]

Three Magic Words to enhance your relationship (psssst! It’s NOT “I love you”)

Almost from the beginning of our relationship,  my husband Scott and I fell in love with each other’s twisted sense of humor, as well as how we both enjoy creative word usage. We began joking about “If polled on what are the three dearest words to the human heart, most English speakers would reply that of course […]

Be Bold! Sing Loud!

I love quotes that inspire, and among my favorites is Basil King’s “Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.” As I was thinking about this the other day, I realized that my dad’s admonition of “If you can’t sing good, sing loud” was in perfect alignment with this philosophy. 

Coffee Shop? Or Temple?

What is sacred space? A cathedral? Your favorite meditation spot? Where George Washington slept?  I started pondering this when I read the observation of a character in Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book, “There are those…who believe that all land is sacred. That it is sacred before we come to it, and sacred after.” Wow, what a […]

Healed vs. Cured

Energy healing and touch therapy are gaining credence in scientific studies and Western medicine, with more than 60 U.S. hospitals offering Reiki as part of patient services and 800 offering Reiki education. Yet what comes to mind for some at the suggestion of energy healing are the questionable results of a wild-eyed evangelist laying on […]