Entries by Tara Lemerise

Fear of the Unknown

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. -H. P. Lovecraft Seems appropriate for our current global crisis, right? The uncertainly of these current times lands me somewhere between low grade anxiety and full on freak out these days. You too? […]

Recurring Choices

I once worked in an office job where part of the decor were so-called inspirational posters. You know the ones, right? They have these cheesy photos overlaid with glib sentiments like: “There is no I in team.” “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution.” “Continuous effort is the key to unlocking potential.” But there […]

Maybe we should just let the monsters in?

Seems a likely time to talk about monsters on the day after Halloween but it was actually something else that inspired this month’s musings. One of my family’s favorite board games is called Castle Panic. Do you know it? All of the players work together to save the castle from invading monsters. It’s a combination […]

Where is your Harbor?

This past weekend, I had the great privilege of spending a few hours learning from a brilliant teacher named Sam Rice. Her workshop was called “Harbor of the Heart” and at the beginning, she offered this as the definition of the word harbor: a place of security and comfort a part of a body of […]

The Side Show

Many years ago, I heard this piece on NPR about how multitasking is a delusion. We think we are doing more than thing at once but what’s actually happening is that our brain is moving from one single thing to another single think at such an unbelievable pace that it makes us think we are […]