The week is getting a bit crazy around here, so for today, I'm going to direct you to this excellent post by a good friend on AWARENESS. Steve is a marriage and family therapist in Sacramento and has recently re-started his blog. He's kicked it off with great posts, and this one has some particularly good insights. If you want to look a bit more closely at yourself and your interactions with others, I recommend checking out what Steve has to say.
In the meantime, what does awareness mean to you? How and when do you 'check out?' Tune in?
After years in large animal medicine, I'm pretty aware of my physical surroundings -- sort of a survival trait. But, if I'm uncomfortable or upset, I can lose entire conversations. For me, awareness translates into understanding my own responses to a situation and helping myself to take action rather than to react. How about you?