I currently find myself in several of life’s waiting rooms. Some of the waiting rooms look hopeful and cheery. And, others, well…they are grayer, quieter–more serious. I wish I could tell you that after decades on the planet I have mastered the art of waiting and that I live without any worry of the unknown. […]
“And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.” Grandma Moses This quote came from a gratitude journal I have—one I try to write in at least once a week. I intentionally think of people and things in my life I am grateful for every day. But once a week I […]
“You don’t need love to make a relationship last.” I recently heard this quote at a speaking engagement. The topic was marriage and the expert was illustrating how love gets us into our relationships, but that it takes much more than that for a love relationship to stand the test of time. For a relationship […]
I recently read an item in a magazine about stress that went something like this…Being stressed causes your hair to fall out. And seeing your hair fall out in large amounts induces feelings of stress which causes more hair to fall out. I laughed out loud when I read this. Now, don’t get me wrong. I […]
For the personal piece on caregiving, I wanted to share some advice from a dear friend. My friend of many years—let’s call her Lily—is caregiver to a young son who is currently struggling with two different types of mental illness.
I could write a novella about drama I have personally experienced during past holiday seasons. I am definitely still learning how to prevent and diffuse interpersonal conflict, especially during the holiday season, but here are some things I have discovered.
Last month I wrote about damage control and managing conflict. I have found that many of my clients (and friends) have to deal with more interpersonal conflict and damage control than usual during the holiday season. This is because the holidays are a time when we are expected to spend time with family members. And, […]
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 […]
Published in the Southwest Orlando Bulletin 5/2012 Efficiency, productivity and achievement are hallmarks of society. Many people feel that if they are not doing or producing something they are being lazy. The word relaxation often has a negative connotation in today’s world.