Feelings aren't facts.....or maybe not.

Feelings aren't facts.....or maybe not.

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.”

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Life Itself is the Best Teacher

Life Itself is the Best Teacher

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.

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Meeting Life's Challenge

Meeting Life's Challenge

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.

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

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?

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Traveling Stories Journal: A Guide to Discovering Your Own Life Lessons

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.