Hello! I hope you are doing as well as possible after Sandy hit us with her best shot. This is a post from two years ago when we experienced some crazy weather; but since today is October 31st, if you’re more in the mood for a Halloween-themed post, check out Wherever You Go, There You AreAmerican Horror Story or Fear Factor). Stay safe everyone!


At a recent and much overdue reflexology session with my friend  Noga Kreiman, I tried to sum up the tumultuous happenings within and around me these past couple weeks that culminated in my visit to her.  As we looked out the window at the fallen trees in her Park Slope backyard she very aptly said, “Sounds like you had your own personal tornado!”

Last week violent weather unleashed its power on much of the Northeast, with the NYC area hit pretty hard.  If you weren’t addressing the external collateral damage or power outages it caused, there’s a good chance you might have been dealing with some other sort of inner or outer turmoil in your life.

In times like these, it’s important to embrace the destruction and changes taking place, recognizing that often old structures and behaviors need to be demolished and uprooted in order for new ones to be rebuilt stronger and better. Don’t neglect whatever the eye of the storm, and its aftermath, are telling you to pay attention to.

We also need to ask for help when we need it, as difficult as it may be to admit and take that step to reach out. Staying isolated is a fast track into a downward spiral, just like a twister that touches down and in seconds wreaks arbitrary and unnecessary havoc.

So if you are a bit distressed, or feeling like Sting circa 1979, don’t wait for a hundred billion bottles to wash ashore; simply give me a buzz, or send me an email message, and I’ll be that lifeline to bring you safely back to drier land and calmer skies.

(Today’s PGG was originally posted on September 21, 2010.  For similar thoughts on this topic check out: Mercy Mercy Me, The Roof is On Fire, The Heat is On/Under Pressure, and Out of Control.) 

P.S. Check out two new mini-videos:  Never take a job just for the money and Why are you doing what you’re doing? excerpts from my recent talk at SIBL.