Dorothy: I just have to take it one day at a time. Rose: Of course you do! If you take them two at a time, you’d be constantly changing your underwear. (Quote from an episode of The Golden Girls where Dorothy seeks treatment for a gambling problem) I would like to consider myself a faithful 12 stepper, but … More Uncertainty

Can You Suffer With Me?

“Compassion literally means ‘to suffer with,’ which implies a basic mutuality in the experience of suffering. The emotion of compassion springs from the recognition that the human experience is imperfect.” -Kristin Neff I don’t know anyone who wants to suffer. But the plain truth is that suffering is an element of every person’s life. I … More Can You Suffer With Me?

What’s the Difference Between Eeyore & Joel Osteen?

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. -Joel Osteen A conversation between Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh: “Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it is a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he.”Why, what’s the matter?””Nothing, Pooh Bear, … More What’s the Difference Between Eeyore & Joel Osteen?

Accept that LOVE is Enough – Acceptance (Grief Stage 5)

“Acceptance is not about liking a situation. It is about acknowledging all that has been lost and learning to live with that loss.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from On Grief and Grieving The final “aspect” of grief is Acceptance. And this makes me wonder if life isn’t just one big ‘ole ball of grief … More Accept that LOVE is Enough – Acceptance (Grief Stage 5)

The Happiness Theory

“I define happiness for myself. I make my own happiness today and experience joy in living in my own unique way.” –Rokelle Lerner So what role does happiness play in living a connected life? As I mentioned before, the overall goal in my own life is to have “joy,” but not in opposition to happiness. … More The Happiness Theory