“Man”euvering Through Emotional Quicksand

“Man”euvering Through Emotional Quicksand

Working through our trauma is like encountering quicksand… Walkthrough on your own, and you’re likely to sink from panic.   Choosing not to cross keeps you trapped, unable to progress.   Freedom comes from accepting a hand from those on the other side. . We are all...
Timing, a Master Teacher

Timing, a Master Teacher

Timing. I never had a talent for this when I was younger.  As a teenager, I’d wait for my mom to come home from work; within the first couple of minutes, I’d ask something of her like, “Can I go to my friend’s house tomorrow after school?”  Or, “Will you take me...
Grab an Emotional Lifeline

Grab an Emotional Lifeline

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer The power of a positive mindset. It seems to work for others, so why not me? I so admired Dr. Dyer and appreciate his teachings on the power of affirmation. I embraced the...
Blooming Through Difficult Times

Blooming Through Difficult Times

“Perhaps the earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.” —Pablo Neruda As the Northern Hemisphere welcomes spring, Mother Nature is shaking off from winter dormancy and bursting with new life. Just this week, I was excited to see...
A Gift, Strangely Wrapped

A Gift, Strangely Wrapped

We’ve all experienced how natural it can be to run on an autopilot and just “do-do-do.” I often find myself adding more and more to my plate, and so does my husband, Philip. He teaches piano lessons online, and over the past year or so, has noticed that his K–12...