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, […]
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 […]
I have said in past blogs that I do not believe in New Year’s resolutions. What I mean by that is that I am always trying to better myself, though I often fall short. My quest to grow personally does not just happen in the month of January each year. My journey of personal growth […]
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.
I am great about self-care when it comes to things like meditating, making time for the important people in my life and going to bed early (most of the time anyway). But, maybe like some of you, I sometimes have a hard time doing good things for myself that I feel might stretch my budget.
If you follow the path of the majority of your time and money at the end you will find what is important to you. The thing you value most. If health is important to you, you may spend a large portion of your days exercising and buying and cooking healthy foods. If fashion is important […]
In my opinion, there are two main ways personal growth happens in life. The first way comes when we consciously choose to try and become better in a specific life area like work or marriage. The second way personal growth occurs is from weathering various life trials and as a result discovering personal strengths we […]
Most people, I believe, want to become better—at their jobs, at home as husbands, wives and partners, at friendship, even at communicating. We want to make more and more good choices every day so that we can grow personally and professionally. And yet, we are creatures of habit, often making the same choices over and […]