Sigmund Freud believed that one of the primary explanations for human behavior could be attributed to the fear of death. My favorite poem on the subject is called “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It tells the story of a traveler who encounters the scattered pieces of a colossal sculpture, created in the image of a […]
You can have anything in life, if you will sacrifice everything for it. –J.M. Barrie What are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of being nice? Have you ever read the definition of nice? Synonyms include pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory and polite. Oh dear, is that really how you want to live your life? Voltaire was […]
So when you feel like hope is gone, Look inside you and be strong, And you’ll finally see the truth, That a hero lies in you. -Mariah Carey, Hero I had always thought that there were four possible conflicts in literature: Man vs. Man, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Nature and Man vs. Self. Recently however, a […]
I read an article recently about how important it is for us to write down our life goals, because that way they become more concrete. Once we have created permanence by seeing the goals visually, we will be less likely to just blow them off, or forget about them entirely.
I just completed the scenic painting for a local theatre’s stage production. For me it is a passion project. I love working for the theatre. I love the creative minds and beautiful souls who are drawn to this sort of work. The hours were grueling and the design was extremely complex. I admit that I […]
I wish I could tell you that emotional resolutions are easy. I wish I could tell you that the journey of personal growth is virtually stress-free and includes endless waves of joyous moments in which you feel enlightened and encouraged. But, alas, this is not always so. And while working on emotional resolutions will yield […]
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot I sit here thinking about how the holidays are soon coming to an end, and the New Year is around the corner. With a new year comes a better me… or so I like to think […]
“Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” -Sarah Bernhardt I have this beautiful handwritten letter from my Great Aunt Bea, written several Christmases ago, probably as an insert in some long lost holiday card. The paper is old and worn from many readings, so now I keep it framed behind glass. It’s […]
This aspect of Gottman’s Sound Relationship House focuses on partner’s helping each other achieve their goals, dreams, and aspirations. Not only do the partner’s listen and learn about what the other hopes to achieve, but they work on ways to help each other reach those goals.