5 Actions to Comfort, Soothe and Feel Better! “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama Whoo!! Are we over the stay-at-home thing yet? Or, are we settling in? What a crazy time and despite the conflicting information –should we re-open or not, are we wearing face masks or not,
“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” Psychotherapy Magazine July/Aug 2020 One of the struggles I’m having in these divisive times is how to bridge the right/wrong politically charged moments that occur between friends, colleagues or strangers. It’s a good struggle. I’m learning a lot and I’m not alone in this
Couples Conflict: How to Deal with Conflict in a Win Win Way “Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.”– Zig Zigler Let’s face it – relationship isn’t all roses and smiles. Once the initial courtship buzz has worn off, it takes work to
The Holidays are Coming and we cannot stop them!! Do you have a hope that this year all the family will get along and you will have the happy Holiday get togethers you have always wanted? It could happen! But, even in the healthiest of families, old buttons can get pushed that bring up the
Embrace These Major Changes for an Improved Life Life is an interesting interplay between everyday routines that become the norm and major transitions that shake up what you’re accustomed to. When faced with a difficult choice, it can be challenging to choose between change and familiarity. Here are a few major life decisions that end
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.” Poppy Jamie
How did I go from being suicidal at 19 to a pretty consistently happy person today? Why is our country experiencing a 25% increase in suicide rates since 1999?
I’m hearing more and more people express loneliness and boredom and I’m seeing more rudeness and snarkiness. We rush to our screens to get rid of the boredom or for the excitement of what’s going on or to NOT FEEL LEFT OUT. And, while there are fun things on FB, Instagram, etc. how are you doing with personal relationships? How’s your stress level? (More screen time can = more stress.)
Joy training for the addictive brain? Yes, it’s possible I’m happy to say. I was at my brother Lee’s 12 Step N.A. meeting when he got his 1 year chip. Yeah Lee!! There were 100 people in the room celebrating each other for their hard work to stay sober from 1 year to 28 years. It was amazing to see and feel the hope, love and JOY in the room.
Is it possible to live in a state of JOY every moment of the day? I wish. But, it is possible to have the skills that allow you to more quickly and easily move stress and upset through so happier feelings rise to the surface again.