Emotional Wisdom

Your 30-Minute Myth

I have no scientific data to back this up, but I would say—based on experience and observation—that it takes an average of four years to write a memoir, and by that I mean the kind of well-crafted story others would want to read.

In the process, memoirists not only […]

What Our Keyboards Teach Us

The last two weeks I’ve been avoiding my piano, and two nights ago, after a particularly frustrating night of practice, I realized why.

Whenever I’d sit down to play—or, more accurately, clonk my way through the beginner’s book—I’d find myself confronting patterns of behavior that have plagued me my entire life.

I […]

By |2019-05-22T17:22:25-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Emotional Wisdom|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Making Friends With Fear

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” 

~Krishnamurti

*(Copyright 2013, Brian Whetten, used with permission)

 

When we […]

By |2019-03-12T09:03:39-07:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Emotional Wisdom|Tags: , |0 Comments