Each of us can be caught by envy. We look at the next person and long for what they have: the bigger home, kids, a better or happier relationship, a better job or a bigger office, to have a better body or to be richer. One of the most painful things we have to face … More Facing the Inevitable: Life Will Not Turn Out How You Planned
“Do we really need to separate our emotions from our mind, our behavior, or from our spiritual selves?” For article, “Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?” click on photo. Keep it Real
“Asking whether God wants us happy or whether he cares more about our character is unhelpful. Does God prefer that a person remain in their depression, feeling deeply hopeless and dark… yet have good behavior?” For article, “Is Good Friday Good For Your Mental Health,” click on photo Keep it Real
God does not want you to change everything about yourself. He wants you to be more fully human. Faith and Mental Health, Part II ___ Growing up I sat through many religious holidays and church services. When I was young, my faith gave me a community and certainty. But as I have aged, my questions … More Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?
I ate my Valentine’s chocolates in one shot. All 8 of them. All that is left is a bunch of crumbled tinfoil. Usually I am glad that it’s over. But Valentine’s has disturbed me this year. It’s made me realize that our planet seems to be leaking more than energy or oil. We are on … More As a Planet, Are We Losing Our Love?
7 Dumb-ass reasons why Valentines Day makes me say “Thank You” ___ “Well, here comes another Valentine’s Day, the most perplexing..I don’t know what it is exactly. Is it a national holiday? Nope. It’s a “put pressure on your relationship” day.” Joe Doe I am not a romantic person and I am not a fan of … More How to Rescue Valentines Day from Perfectionism and Guilt?
I began a recent article with a question, “You have one life to live. How much of your life do you spend thinking about your “Butts?” Our “Yes Buts” become excuses, a way taking the easy way out. The more often you “Yes, but…” the more you are giving yourself an excuse not to do … More How can Your “Yes, But’s” Serve You?
Learn to let go of your inner “Yes-Butter” and instead listen to your inner “Yes-Better” ___ Your mind is very good at being a “Yes-Butter.” You can tell that your mind is Yes-Butting when it judges you, disputes and constantly reminds you of your shortcomings, failures and various “issues.” We began yesterday’s post with a … More 6 Workouts for Your Inner “Yes-Butter”
You are beyond time. Who you are is both the person you are right now and who you will be/come. ___ Can you feel time moving? It’s a strange question. Usually we keep time or we watch it pass… but feel it? Time is little more than a measurement, a way to track how many … More Recovery is Waking Up and Learning to Be… Awake
Have you let your heart, your ideas or your relationships collect dust? ___ The items once held promise, but now they are nothing more than a destination of dust. A few weeks ago, I helped a crew of family and friends de-clutter a part of my parent’s back yard. We carried load after load of … More Dust may be Killing Your Relationships