Last week I wrote about what Batman taught me about happiness. In the post, I ask the question, “What’s holding you back from doing the things that make you feel alive?” “Jason Todd (Robin) is a survivor, someone who could be considered damaged goods. But even with his trauma, Jason has been able to do … More Batman and Robin: Mental Health Superheroes
What’s holding you back from doing the things that make you feel alive? ___ Happy Halloween. I am sitting alone in a coffee shop. Dressed like Batman. You might think I am dressed up for Halloween. Nope. When I wrote this, it was October 30. I call today my Halloween warm up. The way I … More What Batman Taught Me About the Secret to Happiness
“A new start is not starting over.” ___ My son is graduating next month. 12 years of school is now under his belt. On the way to his commencement, I said to him, “We know what you are graduating from, but what are you graduating to?” One of his classmates speaking at the ceremony reminded … More The Courage to Begin Again
“Taking everyday little risks is good for us and is vital for our emotional and mental health, and our well being.” For the rest of the article, “Is Regret Robbing You of Your Well-Being?” click on the photo. Keep it Real Photo: JJ Firefox
You cannot out-smart regret, but you can out-live it ____ You cannot unmake your past, but your past can unmake you. You are unmade by regret, by rumination and when you reject the opportunities that make you come alive. When we avoid risk, we find ourselves on the sidelines watching life go by. There are … More Is Regret Robbing You of Your Well Being?
Rock and Roll giveth, and it taketh away. Steven Tyler: Singer, songwriter and founding member of the legendary rock band Aerosmith. Tyler admits that his substance use ruined his life. “It took away everything I loved and cherished.” (Source: Maui News) I’m not much of a fan of his music, but I am a fan of … More Steven Tyler on What Motivates Him to Build a Life Without Drugs
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What do you think? If you cast a beautiful net, what comes your way? Life is not full of beautiful things like you may have believed… or wanted to believe when you were young. In reality, life is a mix of things. Some good, some hard, and some VERY hard. If you are committed to … More Can Life Be Full Even When You Do Not Get What You Wanted?
Yesterday’s post talked about how we can be so immersed in words, that we are like fish in a fish tank with water made of words. Your words are important to help you understand yourself and your experience. But think about how often you just don’t have the words to explain something: a remarkable sunset … More Give Your Words a Rest for a Minute and Let Your Experience Speak
This is it. The moment is here. Right now, there you have it. What are we talking about? This moment… right now. It’s probably not what you thought it would be. Your anxiety told you “it” would suck. And your memory told you that you would probably screw “it” up. Bet you didn’t…. and bet … More Are You Kidding??? This is It? Right Now Sucks!