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
I used to have a mantra about doing it all. I didn't want to have limits. I wasn't a completely crazy, off-the-charts, self-destructive rebel, but I had my moments of righteous push back. The phrase you can't make came to mind frequently. Fortunately, I kept it in my mind and … [Read more...] about Maximize Life By Living Within Limits
I remember when I used to work a ton of hours, I would go into a store and buy something I didn’t really need, just because I could. After all, if I am working this much, there needs to be some benefit to it. More recently I had a bladder infection and my small group … [Read more...] about What is Self-Care and What Isn’t it?
I like to measure things. What I realized when I started thinking about it is that I measure everything. My measurement is just different than most people's. I am not all that structured of a person. So I measure things in a directional, not always quantitative way. For … [Read more...] about Do I Measure Up?
As I put one foot in front of the other, breathing in deeply, exhaling loudly, I finally learned what meditation was all about. I read over and over, just focus on your breath. I can’t just focus on my breath…it isn’t that interesting. Other things come to mind before the … [Read more...] about Participation Is A Healthy Way To Keep Depression at Bay
O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom has thou made them all: the earth is full of your riches. Psalm 104:24 I recently returned from visiting family in Alaska where we enjoyed lots of time outdoors. It was good for my frazzled nerves. My brother and I joked we … [Read more...] about Less Talking, More Hiking