|I gave a talk this morning at CoDA (Codependents Anonymous). It was fun to revisit all the ways we can get trapped into trying to take care of things for which we are not responsible. Caregiving is a pitfall for codependence -- where we focus so much on the person for whom we are providing care, that we neglect our own self care. I want to thank my daughter for helping me see how much I had fallen into that abyss. Be careful, fellow caregivers, to meet your owns needs.|
Apr 29, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
How true. Challenges happen to each and every one of us. We either become better people by dealing with the challenge and learning what is ours to learn, or we become bitter and angry. It is our choice. What do you choose?
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Do you feel that sometimes things seem humdrum? I do, and I think it is a part of the human experience. I once heard Joseph Campbell say life is mostly ordinary, interspersed with some highs and some lows. Perhaps we can choose to be glad that it is mostly ordinary, and, yet, we can still strive for more wonder. Just for the fact we are here now. What a wonderful thing.
Apr 16, 2017
Apr 12, 2017
There has been news recently from Japan about the benefits of "forest bathing". This is not jogging or even traditional hiking, but walking mindfully among trees. Research indicates there are tremendous benefits from this practice. Can you get out among trees today?
Apr 10, 2017
I have found this to be very true. We do not forgive for the other person, as much as we forgive for ourselves -- to set ourselves free. Who might you forgive today?