Oh! The Coronavirus You, along with millions of others, are probably on alert due to the potential danger of the Coronavirus 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 […]
Attitude of Gratitude 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: […]
Feeling Lonely? Have you had some significant moments of feeling lonely? Most of us have felt deep and empty disconnect and sadness. I felt it as a farm girl, living at the end of a long lane. I felt it in high school, being surrounded by other students while feeling shunned. I felt it when […]
The research reported by Professor Shelley E. Taylor and her team at UCLA. In 1998 they began to wonder if women had different reactions to stress than males. By 2000 they reported a phenomenon they called Tend and Befriend.
“Loneliness kills!” Dr. Robert Waldinger, Harvard University We were forty-years-old when my hubby was transferred from Ontario to Calgary, Alberta. I felt excited to explore the employment opportunities in this dynamic city. After four months of job seeking, I was still unemployed. I was often home alone and the phone seldom rang from near or […]
Repair Ideas for Your Broken Relationship It takes courage to reach out and mend a broken relationship. Those with a high level of resiliency demonstrate exceptional courage to do so. As the American author and poet, Maya Angelou wrote: Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any […]
Are you fed up with COVID-19? You are not alone. You are not the only one either needing or wanting to develop a COPING Mindset. I am with you.
Boundaries in Relationships Most of us have had our personal boundaries violated. I have been asked in a job interview how much money my husband makes. The obvious answer was “None of your business.” Then there was the manager who patted my behind. Boundaries in relationships help all parties feel emotionally and physically safe. When […]
Personal boundaries provide an effective strategy to handle many different external woes or adversities. Survey respondents quoted in my book, From Woe to WOW, indicated such. An outreach worker wrote, “I wish I’d stood up to her,” an office receptionist wrote, “I should have stood up for myself months sooner,” and a nurse wrote, “I didn’t make the world a better place by running away.”
Our wise-self imagines our tomorrow, dreams, and hopes. Your wise-self makes an effective guide and leader of your life. Knowing this part of you is empowering.
Really, a dream can strengthen resilience? Yep, and here’s why and how.
How can you tell if you are addicted to approval?