When you work in a professional corporate setting dominated by strong men, feelings are not openly shared. Actually, the socially accepted feelings of anger and frustration flow freely. Feelings of fear or hurt, not so much. When I was in the corporate world, I remember it … [Read more...] about Hiding Hurt, Healing Hurt
The Memories of December Recently my wife’s mother passed away. We had just celebrated her 100th birthday only three weeks earlier. It was a wonderful celebration of her life. She was content, alert, appreciative, and felt surrounded by the love of her family. All of her … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Turn Sorrow into Joy This Christmas Season
We were sitting in a coffee shop during my visit to Birmingham when my daughter tentatively broached the subject. What would I think of a second engagement (her sister recently became engaged) and a wedding even sooner than her engaged sister. I know my first thoughts should … [Read more...] about The Miracle Morning: An Aid To Anxiety and Overwhelm
There was a time, as embarrassing as this is to say, that I really thought I had everything figured out. Seriously. I was absolutely certain I was right about most things. My thinking was infected with SHOULDS– rigid, harsh, judgmental shoulds that served as a breeding ground for … [Read more...] about The Problem with Certainty
Have you ever been really angry or upset with someone and wrote pages in a letter that you never sent? Did you still feel better afterwards, even though the person never saw your words? As a matter of fact, days later were you actually glad you never sent it. Hurt and anger … [Read more...] about An Effective Way To Process Your Emotions
One of my favorite movies growing up was Swiss Family Robinson. There is a scene in the film where the eldest son, Fritz, finds himself in a river wrestling an anaconda. Rolling over and under, again and again, knife in hand, Fritz struggles to conquer the massive snake. … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Get Over It?