Change is the only thing that really does paradoxically stay the same. Change is a staple in our lives – it is a constant to varying degrees, or at least in certain stages of our lives.
It is once again Mother’s Day. A day that for many is one for celebration and for others a day of grief. There is such a duality to Mother’s Day for many. It is a day of love and companionship for many mothers and their children and/or adult-children. It is a day mixed with both [...]
Memory lane is an active, alive, pulsating place in our hearts and minds. It is a reality that needs tending to. Memory lane can enhance our lives or it can hinder our lives. The choice is up to each and every one of us. The truth is that memory lane is a lane best travelled [...]
Much of what it means to truly grow, personally, as an individual, means letting go. Letting go is often required in order for us to grow. Whatever we hold on to will hold us back. Whatever we hold on to will limit us in some way. When we can let go of the past, let [...]
Expectations – how does one assess whether or not his or her expectations are valid? Do you find that the validity of your expectations is often measured by the degree to which someone else, or others, acknowledges or meets them?
There are times in life, the journey and process that is life unfolding, when sadness is every where. What it is important to remember about loss from the past that is still being resolved is that the transformational process of growing through its resolution hurts and brings with it much sadness. That sadness is necessary. [...]
How sad and tragic the death of actor Heath Leger is. Such a young man and by all accounts a very nice and talented young man. Why can’t we just let him pass in peace? Why all the scrutiny? I was very saddened by the cameras madly flashing as Heath Leger’s body was taken from [...]
Be grateful even for your grief. Loss is a teacher. Grief and acknowledging your pain is the way to heal that pain. Practicing an attitude of gratitude through radical acceptance and your faith is a very peaceful and positive way to meet life’s challenges. In order for us to grow, create positive healthy change, and learn important things in all stages of life there are losses that we must endure. Losses that we need to embrace with an awareness of what we can control and what cannot control.
Be willing and prepared to wait for what you most want and need. Trust that the winds that blow in your life today have purpose. Learn to wait. You can and will save yourself from so much unnecessary pain if you learn to wait and to proceed more slowly with caution in life. Trust your [...]