Psychologist, Marg Wolf trained many helping professionals, including me. We were interns in the ten-week domestic violence prevention program called, You are Not Alone. Marg provided clear and helpful feedback that made the process easy, doable, repeatable and empowering. Indeed, her performance feedback improved our skill levels! Not once did I experience criticism. I experienced […]
Feminism has had a resurgence! No one asked Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, “Are you a feminist?” She had made it clear long before saying “I do” to Prince Harry. On her own page on the Royal website is the line, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.” The Ups […]
Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” Natalie Goldberg Stress Research Not long ago stress researchers made a significant discovery. We can reduce our distress and age indicators by attending […]
Teresa said, “Patricia, I would love to read some of your work on dealing with employees who are controlling, easily agitated and off the wall! It seems like my co-worker wants to get even with me for nothing. She starts yelling even if I dare to identify areas that could easily be improved. What are […]
The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it, is as unrealistic as expecting to walk through water and not get wet. Rachel Naomi Remen As a therapist, as well as, sometimes, family caregiver of those with disabilities, there have been times I needed to be […]
Ready to self-promote? Why would you? You will need to self-promote if ever you want to move up a career ladder or move into a desired position, or land a job or sell your services or product. How do you do it? Self-promotion is the ability to let others know your strengths, capabilities, and accomplishments. […]
There is always the inside of you that you can manage.
A number of years ago, I created a little slide-show called, Have I Told You I Remain A Feminist? At that time numerous people told me, “But the feminist movement is over”. Those who seemed surprised by the word were curious enough to ask, “What is feminism?” Definition of Feminism One of the clearest definitions […]
Many of us have moved from saying “Woe is me” to “WOW! I survived and I am even thriving.” We could ask ourselves, “Where did my resiliency develop? And if it did not develop in childhood, when did it develop?” If you do not identify yourself as resilient, you may not recognize your capacity to […]
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 […]
Yes, that is me in the photo, with my hubby. If you are a senior citizen, I hope you, too, take time to yuck it up! Fun and play help us keep healthy. Yet growing older has another side. In the last couple of years, I was introduced to eyesight challenges, hearing issues, arthritis, and […]
Reading the morning paper’s comics can be a stress relieving activity. My interest in women’s comic strips resurfaced as I sorted through some magazines ready for recycling. In an issue of MS I re-discovered an article called Paper Movies: Feminist cartoonists create characters that are real, raunchy—and they’ll knock your socks off.