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 session, this elderly woman explained that she had been living with her son, his wife, […]
Sometimes we can’t be with the ones we love for the holidays. Sometimes we aren’t invited to spend the holidays with the ones we love. Sometimes we just don’t want to go home. Whatever the reason (a lack of funds, a divorce/break-up, no time off from work, or even a dysfunctional family), some of us find […]
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 […]
It is back to school time once again. Fall is right around the corner. In fact, I was in Michael’s yesterday and saw sales associates setting out Thanksgiving décor! No matter how long I live, I am continually surprised at how fast time goes and quickly seasons change.
When “I” is replaced by “we,” even illness becomes wellness. Anonymous Emotions shared with another human being have greater healing powers than when experiencing emotions alone. Studies show that crying in the presence of another human being has the same increased healing affect. Often children are given messages such as “boys don’t cry,”or “I’ll give you […]
We are guaranteed to experience challenges in life… and for a period of time we can feel that our lives are spinning out of control. Finding balance during these times helps us to create places in our experience where we can feel calm and have moments of peace and happiness. How do we do that?
“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.”- Mattie Stepanek Often things happen that are outside of our control. However, we have more in our control than actually meets the eye. We tend to focus on the negative more than the positive, but positives lie in everything we do.
From my previous post… Do not compare yourself to others. Thomas Jefferson once said, “Comparison is the thief of Joy.” If we compare ourselves to the models in the magazines, especially those who have been drastically altered, we are doing ourselves a huge injustice.
Do you know anyone who would say they are not stressed? I can honestly say I do not know any one person who does not have stress in at least one life area. Stress can be good when it helps us finish a project, master a new skill or rescue someone in danger. But prolonged […]
One year at my family reunion, my cousin was upset with herself for having forgotten to bring something (a food item, I believe). She began berating herself out loud in a most unforgiving way. “I should have known better. Why didn’t I double check? I’m always forgetting something. Leave it to me. Mom told me not […]