I Choose Peace A client shared the following story during session last week and I want to share it with you. It’s about a friend of hers–let’s name him George. George was recently divorced, living alone in an apartment in downtown Indianapolis. He awakened on Christmas morning feeling unloved and lonely. True to tradition, however,
Go Play! When was the last time you gave yourself permission to play? It’s spring. Let’s go out and play! Often, I ask my clients to recall an activity from childhood where they lost track of time and the world around them. Play provides a mental, emotional retreat from stress or indecisiveness, an opportunity to
From My Chair Often I am asked the question, “How do you listen to the painful stories of so many people and not feel overwhelmed and sad, bringing their sadness home with you?” There are many days when I do return home physically, mentally, spiritually exhausted. Truly, I empathize with the grief and challenges of
In Like a Lion; Out Like a Lamb Sometimes it seems as if the grip of winter will never let go. Every venture out-of-doors requires bundling up–again. Coat, hat, scarf, gloves, boots. Ice on the sidewalks–again. Shoveling snow–again. The waiting-room carpet is a dirty disaster–again. Cars are filthy and cry for maintenance–again. Taxes are due–again.
A Week in the Life . . . What would it look like if we were somehow granted the opportunity to peek into the daily life of a person who is practicing self-love–successfully acting as his/her own best friend? At the risk of repetition, the study of a person engaged in self-love would reveal a