Author Archives: Shaunalei

About Shaunalei

Sometimes working toward peace is a serious business; other times it's just a whole lot of fun. I created "Peace by Piece" as a storehouse for some of my thoughts. (Aren't you lucky to have found them?!) Enjoy!

Dealing with the pain of dissapointment

A while back I was talking with my husband Erik about the pain of disappointment–whether toward ourselves or the actions of others. I mentioned that there are many ways to deal with that pain: * eating to excess (not healthy), … Continue reading

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What it would be like without them

I like to remain still after waking, to listen to my breathing and then wait to see which thoughts percolate up to my conscious mind. After my nap this afternoon, one of the thoughts that emerged was a “how to” … Continue reading

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Feeling pissed? Do P.I.S.T.

Feeling pissed (“angry, fed up”–per the Online Etymological Dictionary) is an opportunity to do P.I.S.T.: Pollyanna-Ish Self-Talk. I repeat:  Feeling pissed?  Do P.I.S.T. ‘How does one do P.I.S.T?’ you ask yourself.  You do it by asking yourself,  ‘What can I … Continue reading

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