Your Emotions

Dec 10

Your Emotions

WHAT CAUSES OUR EMOTIONS, and can we control them? Questions that hover between physiological, psychological and spiritual boundaries are always intriguing at your Saturday Salon, particularly at a Saturday Salon for Singles. Couples often don’t talk about what really matters until they’re already engaged or married! Better to find out now what they...

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Gift Giving

Nov 24

Gift Giving

ARE YOU GOOD AT GIVING AND RECEIVING GIFTS?  The holidays are almost here, and many of us are already eyeing the ads and looking out for good gifts to pick up before everything is picked over on Black Friday. Most Americans are casual gift givers.  Social obligations are more suggestions than the absolute requirements they used to be.  Japan’s on the...

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Democratic Deer

Nov 05

Democratic Deer

IN THE DOCUMENTARY I AM, which is a result of one man’s spiritual awakening and exploration of his values, we learn a surprising fact:  Deer make decisions democratically.  In a herd of deer, when 51% of the group point their noses in one direction, the group starts moving in that direction. They don’t follow the leader, they each decide and then when...

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Innie or Outie?

Oct 12

Innie or Outie?

ARE YOU AN INTROVERT OR AN EXTROVERT? And why do we care? Because we need to get along with other people.  People different from us.  And, come to think of it, since each human being is unique…everybody is different from us!  Sometimes getting along with other human beings is exhausting, doesn’t it?  What we think of as a clear and unambiguous...

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Easily Offended?

Oct 09

Easily Offended?

DO SOME PEOPLE OFFEND YOU JUST BY WALKING IN THE ROOM? Do you offend easily? If so, you kind of have two choices.  You can lock yourself in a closet so no one can rub you the wrong way, or, after making reasonable accommodations for idiotic behavior, you can become Zen-like and look inside yourself first to figure out why who they are or what they do pisses you off...

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Is Anger Ever Good?

Sep 21

Is Anger Ever Good?

DOES YELLING AND SLAMMING DOORS CLEAR THE AIR, or does it just add fuel to the fire? No easy answers here.  Even the experts don’t agree.  Aristotle apparently thought anger was a good thing.    And yet, we are surrounded by books, movies, Sunday School teachers and parents telling us to rid ourselves of anger, or at least control it. (Anger Management) Is...

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