How To Say What You Need to Say

There are lots of reasons why some people don’t know how to say what they need to say. Sometimes it comes from fear of rejection. Sometimes it is about not knowing what to say. Sometimes it’s fear that the words will be misconstrued and things will be even worse. Staying silent almost always comes down […]

How To Forgive

It might be easy to agree that forgiveness is a good idea. We might even accept that it’s for our own benefit. That doesn’t necessarily make it easy to do. Especially when the wounds are fresh or deep. If you are struggling with how to forgive, here are some strategies that can get you there. […]

Should I Forgive?

Today is December 6. The view from my eyes says the holiday season has been in full swing for quite a while now. Holiday decorations have been up in stores for weeks. My house is decked out. There are more lights in the neighborhood each night. Radio stations have already begun their non-stop Christmas carols. […]

Accept Yourself, Not Your Dysfunction

*Twenty-five percent of Americans under the age of eighteen have at least one chronic disease. A Mayo clinic study found that 70% of the total population is on at least one prescription drug. That’s a lot of sick people. The odd reaction to that seems to be an acceptance that illness is normal because it’s […]

How to Stop Complaining and Criticizing

Have you ever been around someone who complains or criticizes constantly? It’s a downer, isn’t it?┬áNegative words vibrate with low energy. This brings you and everyone around you down. People don’t want to feel down, so they may move away from you to get away from the complaining. If you complain about them, it can […]

How to Heal From Unrequited Love

Heartache is hard. No doubt about it. When the one you love doesn’t seem to love you back, that can make it so much worse. Still, life has to go on, right? Here are some suggestions for how to heal from unrequited love. Give yourself time. It’s easy for friends and family to encourage you […]

The One Thing You Need for Spiritual Growth

What if I told you there was only one thing you need for spiritual growth? Would you buy that? As I was cruising around the internet today, I saw many interesting articles that talked about how to attain spiritual growth. They talked about being disciplined, setting goals, and creating to do lists. The tasks varied […]

Three Words to Create Intimacy

Loneliness has always existed, but the technological age has made it epidemic. We don’t sit down to dinner as a family anymore. We don’t sit on the front stoop and talk to our neighbors. We don’t small talk with passersby. We text. We email. We even text when we’re sitting in the same room with […]

The Real Scoop on Anxiety and Depression

This past week I saw an article by Arjun Walia that I thought over simplified, and actually got wrong, the relationship between anxiety and depression. Coincidentally, also this past week I was asked about the same ideas that the article presented. When a “theme of the week” pops up, I notice that. So here is […]