One of the most effective ways of building resilience and bounce back from adversity is to lend a helping hand to others. Many people have experienced the boost helping gives them; hence the term helpers high when we do volunteer work. My own experience supports this idea. When our daughter, Kelly, was lost in […]
A summary of Norman L. Quantz’s book, It’s All About Power and Control: Why Marriages Fall Apart and What It Takes to Put Them Back Together Again.
There are as many ways to journal as there are reasons.
It is well known that fewer men than women seek therapy and that is well supported by my case load. Sometimes a male therapist is a better fit . . .
I remember it well. When I was 21 I had my first job interview after marrying my long-time sweetheart and moving to the city of his workplace. I had applied for a position with the city as an Early Childhood Educator. The interview was held in a city hall board room by a committee of […]
Inspired by Glennon Doyle’s Unleashed, Patricia Morgan describes her Truest and Most Beautiful Life and lists100 ways she loves herself; at least tries.
The Good Marriage by Judith Wallerstein
My friend, colleague, founder of Bodacity, and women’s business coach Jannette Anderson, started The Book Brigade Club. Jannette’s first book choice was, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living, by Glennon Doyle, also the author of Love Warrior and other publications, primarily memoirs. Doyle is a mother of three, struggled with bulimia, and later dealt with alcohol […]
What is your intention for handling the January trend to make New Year’s resolutions? Have you ever given up, felt guilty and given yourself 10 nasty thought lashes for breaking those New Year’s resolutions? I have! You might have vowed to lose weight, eat healthily, exercise more, learn a second language, learn to play an […]
Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! As The Holidays approached, my hubby said, “I want our cards to read Merry Christmas, not Seasons Greetings. I want to celebrate Christmas.” Hmm, but what meaning does he attribute to the word and celebration we call ‘Christmas’? What is his TRUE meaning of Christmas? T’was the night before an interesting […]
You, along with millions of others, are probably on alert due to the potential danger of the COVID-19 and political unrest. Sport, theatre and charitable events have been put on HOLD or cancelled. Churches, schools and even courts with juries have put a ban on their gatherings. Others negatively affected are small business owners, manufacturers, […]
It is easy to feel grateful when you have health, wealth, leisure time and freedom of movement. But having an attitude of gratitude in times of illness, financial struggle, distress, and the requirement to physically distance is a different story. Here is a December 2020 headline from CBC, “Dealing with a lot: Suicide crisis calls […]