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Dealing with the rage within

Dealing with the rage within

Jan 10, 2024 / 4:00 am

Have you ever been triggered, just exploded and left wondering what happened? Silly question, maybe, because feeling triggered by life and people is a common...

Living life by learning from the past

Living life by learning from the past

Jan 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

I loved using the big, revolving doors in our city’s large department stores as a child. I recall my mother’s protective grasp keeping me safe and...

Forgiveness helps us as much as it helps those we forgive

Forgiveness helps us as much as it helps those we forgive

Dec 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

Not forgiving is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to suffer, so the saying goes. The bigger question is, how can we end our own suffering and...

Dealing with grief during the holidays can be difficult

Dealing with grief during the holidays can be difficult

Dec 20, 2023 / 4:00 am

It isn’t always happy holidays. This time of the year can be difficult for those who are grieving. Once meaningful traditions can feel painful, only...

Some of the best presents we can get are those we give

Some of the best presents we can get are those we give

Dec 13, 2023 / 4:00 am

There’s an obvious secret to living a happy life embedded in the magic of Christmas— it’s easy to overlook. The question of, “What do...

Getting out of a negative rut

Getting out of a negative rut

Dec 6, 2023 / 4:00 am

Getting stuck in negative mental ruts is painful and distracts from what’s good in life. Challenging situations are mentally sticky and hard to shake....

What is your 'why?'

What is your 'why?'

Nov 29, 2023 / 4:00 am

I smiled at a wee-one recently who proclaimed, “I can’t wait to be an adult!” in response to her mother’s refusal to buy her a desired...

It's time to start treating ourselves better

It's time to start treating ourselves better

Nov 22, 2023 / 4:00 am

If not now, then when? When is enough, enough? In our culture, many people abide in the “trance of unworthiness” I wrote briefly about last week....

The busy beast that hungers within us

The busy beast that hungers within us

Nov 15, 2023 / 4:00 am

Engaging the “cult of busy” comes at great cost. While it’s become trendy to overextend ourselves—seeking happiness and our sense of...

When life gets you down, it's smart to have ways to lift yourself up

When life gets you down, it's smart to have ways to lift yourself up

Nov 8, 2023 / 4:00 am

Sometimes life feels hard. Between personal challenges, worries, the headlines and life’s demands, it can feel heavy and stressful. The stress-response...

Time to do a little mental gardening

Time to do a little mental gardening

Oct 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

Fall clean-up is well underway and what’s true of the outer world is also true for our inner landscape. With clearing gardens and planting new bulbs for...

Country music wildfire fundraiser a strikes the right chord

Country music wildfire fundraiser a strikes the right chord

Oct 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

It takes a lot to get me out of the house on a Friday night, but I was compelled by the heart and intention of two amazing people recently. And I was glad I...

The redemptive power of gratitude

The redemptive power of gratitude

Oct 4, 2023 / 4:00 am

How easy it is to get pulled off track and lose sight of the intention and meaning behind things in our lives? This is a note to myself to always remember the...

Happiness and gratitude can do a body good

Happiness and gratitude can do a body good

Sep 27, 2023 / 4:00 am

Most people want to be happy. Yet, it’s common to hear people putting happiness off to some elusive future date. I’ll be happy when… (you...

Dealing with the inner turmoil of emotion

Dealing with the inner turmoil of emotion

Sep 20, 2023 / 4:00 am

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m irritable and cranky, everything annoys me and what’s worse, my whole system feels off and...

Bullying yourself is not a tactic that works in the long run

Bullying yourself is not a tactic that works in the long run

Sep 13, 2023 / 4:00 am

I was horrified by a post from a woman fat-shaming herself publicly. She called herself horrible names as she invited people to challenge her if they saw her...

Random acts of kindness are the perfect antidote for what ails us

Random acts of kindness are the perfect antidote for what ails us

Sep 6, 2023 / 4:00 am

I’m declaring this week to be Random Acts of Kindness Week for all of my readers. Are you up for the challenge? The kindness movement has already started...

Dealing with grief—What’s wrong with me?

Dealing with grief—What’s wrong with me?

Aug 30, 2023 / 4:00 am

Shockwaves of grief are rippling though our society, yet many are unaware of what’s really going on inside. We may not recognize grief’s many faces...

Getting a handle on how we are feeling, and dealing with it

Getting a handle on how we are feeling, and dealing with it

Aug 23, 2023 / 4:00 am

This is hard. Knowing what to write as our area experiences raging wildfires is challenging. I want to help. I must begin by expressing my deepest, heart-felt...

The danger of using 'but' when getting a compliment

The danger of using 'but' when getting a compliment

Aug 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

Big “buts” and boomerangs prevent us from enjoying the goodness in life. Large, firm butts are considered attractive in popular culture today....

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