Are You Feeling Stressed Out? The stress of these times is unprecedented for just about everyone I know, including me! You too? Nine months so far and still going strong, the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc all over the place for … [Read more...] about Hope for the Holidays
Are You feeling a little crazy right now? Me too. And we are not alone. People all over the world are feeling gripped with fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, and a hundred and one different varieties of loss. In short, with grief. People tend to think … [Read more...] about How Do You Cope with Covid-19? One Day at a Time.
Are the holidays hard for you? If so, you are not alone. A lot of people struggle at this time of year. Surprisingly more than you might have thought. If you’re someone who suffers while others are celebrating, you’re probably carrying an added … [Read more...] about Ho Ho Hell
I recently took a walk with a friend whose mother is ninety-four years old. While our dogs ran and played, she shared her recent experience of trying to purchase three roundtrip airline tickets: one for herself, one for her mother, and one for her … [Read more...] about Can You Relate to This Caregiver’s Lament?
“It’s not fair. Why does the betrayed person have to do all the work?” That’s the question a woman asked me after reading last week’s blog post in this series on forgiveness. And she’s not alone, is she? Because really, it’s human nature to feel … [Read more...] about Forgiveness and the Problem of Fairness
A woman recently wrote to me about her forgiveness dilemma: after 45 years of marriage, her parents are divorcing. She feels that her father is treating her mother badly and also putting her own kids in the middle of it all. She’s angry at him and … [Read more...] about Do You Need to Forgive Someone?
This past Saturday, I buried a childhood friend. A few months before she died, she shared a memory with me: the two of us, sitting together under the stars, talking on the bunk steps at summer camp. It never occurred to me then that this day could … [Read more...] about When You’re Struggling with Difficult Losses
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change… Have you heard this saying? It was one of my favorite teachers, the great Wayne Dyer, who said it. And, once I started really working with it, it changed my life. I had no … [Read more...] about How to Shift your Perspective