Grief and loss are a part of life whether we deal with the loss of a job, a precious item, our home from a fire or flood, a pet, a relationship through divorce or conflict, or a loved one due to death.
social intelligence, feelings, boundaries, emotions, humor
Researchers, as well as ancient and recent philosophers, honor the act of crying. Never do they suggest you must cry nor stop crying.
True Self-Compassion Do you tell people, maybe your children, You are special. You are smart. You are amazing? Do you send yourself similar messages? But, wait! These lines are not necessarily the best for anyone’s development of healthy self-esteem, confidence, compassion or self-compassion. Believing You are smart, may be true or not. Numerous and recent […]
Your biological parents cannot be switched. Your past cannot be changed. However, your perspective can change. Consider how you might forgive your parents.
One of the most effective ways to strengthen personal resilient is to explore your childhood.
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 . . .
Inspired by Glennon Doyle’s Unleashed, Patricia Morgan describes her Truest and Most Beautiful Life and lists100 ways she loves herself; at least tries.
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 […]
“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 […]
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.