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There is a phrase that is often quoted among those who are interested in personal growth and healing – feelings aren’t facts. I’m not sure where it originated, but it’s been around a while and I believe it’s helped a lot of people. That’s reason enough to keep repeating it. However, I don’t really agree. I actually turn it upside down and say, “Feelings are just facts.”Read More
Self-awareness is the key that unlocks the door to everything else. Without it, nothing changes: we are stuck with the same old limiting beliefs and behaviors. With it comes hope and possibility.Read More
In the Greek myth, when Persephone is abducted into the underworld, her mother, Demeter, pitches what my mother would have called "a holy fit." She cries; she wails; she pleads, she pouts; she punishes. She will not accept - she refuses to be consoled. In the end, she strikes a deal with the devil himself .......Read More
Not everyone is a candidate for psychotherapy, some because they don't need it, some because they don't have access, and some because they are reluctant for any number of reasons. Psychotherapy is a powerful tool for healing, growth, and change of all kinds, no question. I have seen miracles in my own life and the lives of others born in the consultation room. However, I never forget that life itself is, in the end, the best teacher.Read More
Life is difficult. Everyone encounters challenging situations and events over the course of a life. No one escapes being human, and being human involves loss, disappointment, failure, shock, and betrayal, as well as boredom, tedium, exhaustion, and hard work. How well we meet these challenges day in and day out, year by year, determines the quality of our lives. The concept of resilience as a psychological quality has rightly become a topic of significant interest to psychologists in recent years.Read More
Last night, my husband and I were returning from a movie and he remembered he needed to stop at the grocery store before we went home. On the drive, we had been talking about all sorts of things, including, or mostly, how fortunate we are and how grateful. I said, We've been so lucky. As we stepped out of the car, Mark said, I've been thinking a lot about luck. What does that mean exactly?Read More
Perhaps Halloween could be more than simply a fun and colorful celebration, as delicious as that can be. Perhaps we could also decide to use this holiday as an annual reminder to let go of all the ghosts from the past that still haunt us.Read More
Life itself is our best teacher. She offers all the lessons we will ever need abundantly and without restraint. If we miss them the first time, they will be offered again and again until we are ready to learn.Read More
As the title suggests, this book is a collection of stories from my own life, from my travels, and stories shared with me by clients and friends about some of the ways that life's lessons make their ways to us -- in the small things, in the unexpected, in the ordinary and in the struggles.Read More
I'm delighted to announce that the companion book to Traveling Stories: Lessons from the Journey of Life, is available NOW. You can find it on Amazon and at The Book Loft on Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL, the best indie bookstore ever. The price is $19.95. Excerpt from the introduction: "It is my hope that working through this journal will enlarge and enliven your relationship with yourself and with your life." It's meant to help people listen to their own stories and pull from them all the deep wisdom they contain. I really believe that the cure for what ails you begins with telling your story, and that each of us has a story to tell that's important for others to hear.
So, my hope is that this workbook will help people do that. Plus it really is a pretty book. I can say that because other people made it so....thank you to my wonderful designers.
Don't miss this book or any of her books. You will be better, and happier, and you will have hope --- for yourself and for us, the humans. When I'm sad, or lonely, or discouraged, I just find a YouTube of Ms. Angelou reading a poem and I am able to go on.
I'm blown away by his writing, at once erudite and deeply personal, as well as his compassion and courage. This book ought to be required reading for every medical professional and indeed for all of us.Read More