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, […]
How many years do we give life before we finally stop to enjoy the life we have? This is a tired idea, yet it remains as relevant now as ever before. We spend our lives pursuing the next goal – the job, the romantic partner, the house, the… whatever. But, when do we ever say, […]
The only constant is change, and much of the time that change is hard. Most of us experience at least some feelings of stress when we enter into a new relationship, start a new job or move someplace new. I do believe human beings are adaptable creatures—if not we would never survive. However, gracefully embracing […]
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.
I remember one day when my son was around 3 years old he was playing with a metal bowl that reflected the light from the window onto the ceiling of our living room forming the shape of a crescent moon. When he saw the moon on the ceiling he wanted to reach and touch the […]
It is that time of year that we get graduation announcements in our mailboxes and maybe even attend a graduation ceremony or two. Graduating high school is one of the first major milestones we accomplish in life. We start on our academic journey as a 5 year old and emerge as a young adult prepared […]
This Spring I have started a “15 minutes a day challenge” for myself. When Lent commenced, I thought about giving something up for it (even though I am not Catholic) simply because I thought it would be a good practice in self-discipline. Before I could think of what to give up someone told me that […]
Spring. I love Spring because it always invokes in me a sense of newness and fresh beginnings. Every year when Spring arrives I have this instinctual drive to start cleaning out my closets and washing my windows.
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.
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 even the “aha moment” that precedes the resolution result in real, sustained change.