Are You Carrying a Grudge, Or Nursing an Old Emotional Wound?

It is easy enough to do, for we are all, at some level, sensitive beings. The problem here is that carrying that grudge keeps it alive and active in our consciousness, as though it...

When You Don’t Want to Be Hurt Anymore

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.” ~ Jim Rohn When we have been hurt by friends or loved ones it is easy to become cautious of...

Harboring Resentment

Are you harboring resentment towards a person or situation right now? If you are, it means you are either hurt, angry, feel misunderstood, or that someone is taking advantage of you. Resentment is a...

Understanding the Teenaged Daughter

"Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teenage daughter." ~ Guy Lombardo Has your teen-aged daughter suddenly morphed into an alien?...

Life is Just a Chance to Grow a Soul

“Life is just a chance to grow a soul”. ~ A. Powell Davies Humans have always pondered the purpose and meaning of life. Ultimately, I suppose, we must make our own meaning. We are making meaning...

Decision Making in Relationships

How decisions are made in a relationship or fam­ily tells a lot about the level of communication. Many decisions are made daily about how money and time are to be spent. Decisions are made...

Thought Replacement as Antidote for Negative Thinking

I have written before about “thought stopping” as a strategy for helping oneself out of a negative downward thought spiral. Such spirals can carry one deeper and deeper, perhaps even into a depression ....

Healing Your Inner Child

"So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us." ~Gaston Bachelard Even if one has had a very good childhood, there are often a few incidents which have left their...

The Importance of Being Heard

Communication is not only about the words that are spoken. Words allow us to exchange information, but they are also the medium through which we communicate what is in our hearts. Words are the paintbrush...

When Parents Still Parent Their Adult Children

Are you over the age of thirty with parents who still judge/criticize/berate you? Has the low self-esteem you had as a child continued into adulthood because this negative behavior is still occurring? Do you...

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