I remember hearing a story, many years ago, from a concerned mother about her very angry son. She recounted many outbursts, but one in particular has stuck with me because it showed how different people perceive anger. During an initial … Continue reading
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When you were a child did you hear the words, “children are to be seen and not heard?” Were you allowed to express your feelings such as sadness or anger, or were you expected to be happy and perfect at all times? As … Continue reading
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A new year, a new set of resolutions. Unfortunately, many of our New Year’s resolutions rarely make it through all 365 days. How can we make our goals more attainable and sustainable for 2014?
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A little more than one year ago I started to take gratitude—everyday gratitude—very seriously. I had the epiphany, “aha moment,” whatever you want to call it, that practicing gratitude transforms my thoughts and feelings.
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The new year is upon us and I know many people are making new year resolutions. I personally have never been a big fan of new year resolutions. The fact is, I have always doubted that making a resolution and … Continue reading
“Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won’t work out.” -Luigi Pirandello