You’ve never gotten counseling before. You thought about it from time to time during stressful periods. You may have even gotten the name of a counselor from a friend or family member. You didn’t follow up for any number of reasons: time, money, fear of telling a stranger your troubles and thoughts. Well, this is […]
How can ancient philosophy possibly help us now? I recently read a book that so captured me that I reread it immediately two more times. I may read it again soon as it speaks to this time. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius by Donald Robertson ties Stoicism […]
Friends, here are two ideas to help us through this time of isolation and quarantine due to the Covid19 virus: Journal like mad. Write your experience each day. If you have time, several times a day. This serves two purposes. One, journaling is an excellent way to process our experience and manage overwhelming feelings of […]
Acknowledging our dark side, not allowing it to manifest in uncontrolled and uncontrollable ways is worth the effort. First it’s necessary to see it! How? By paying attention to the dark or frightening figures in our dreams, more often than not of our same gender. They are mirrors, off to the side, showing us the […]
Trick question! Chances are you have a tough time making sense of more than one or two words – or maybe you read something but cannot remember it in any way! Here’s a possible explanation – read here!
Here’s a wonderful interview with James Hollis, Jungian analyst and author of many books about facing and coming to terms with the parts of ourselves we don’t like. We don’t even know we have these parts. That’s why they are called Shadow. We can’t see them. We don’t want to see them. It’s hard. The […]
Self care – my mother lived with me not once but twice during my adulthood. It was impossibly stressful both times. The first time, I did not take care of myself while she was with us. She was able bodied and working but broke and, frankly, looking for someone to take care of her. I […]
It wasn’t planned this way but it happened. I moved into a new office within a week of launching this new version of my website. So much work, planning, revising, packing – and the move date was July 4th. Very, very hot. It’s now done and I’m settling in nicely Here’s an article about sleep […]