What’s your metaphor for life? Is life a roller coaster? A series of ups and downs or an adrenaline rush thrill ride? Is life a journey, a marathon, or a dance? Is it a battle, a symphony or a three-ring circus?
Would that metaphor change if I asked you on your graduation or wedding day versus the day you lost your job?
Our outlook is constantly adjusting. Like a swivel chair, we’re busily twirling around and our emotions shift depending on what we’re facing at the moment. Then we compare what we see to what we want.
Is happiness really about meeting our own (or other’s) expectations? It’s like trying to hit a bulls eye with a moving target. There has to be a better way to “dance” through life.
The answer we want is “yes”. The question we need to keep asking is………..
I often wonder if I resumed being a therapist today, would I rely more on my college degrees or my wisdom from living 48 years? I know. That’s laughable.
There’s at least one concept I did learn in class that seems to have stuck. Here’s a jump start to solving your own (or someone else’s) problems. Read more
You want to be moving. But you’re not. Stuck in the mud. Pressing against the wind. Melting into the quicksand. You work so hard and seem to be getting all the way to NOWHERE!
Here comes that evil, pulverizing question again. The one that grinds up your dreams and spits them out. Read more
Who dreams of an Etch-A-Sketch when they’re my age? And why would this game come to the forefront of my mind when I haven’t seen one since I was a kid?
If you believe dreams are hidden messages, this one was sent as a reminder to practice a skill I hold dear. And one I’d forgotten. Read more
I can already feel the shudders from all the high achieving parents out there. I’m one of you so I understand the word “quit” doesn’t sit well in your mind. Good parents teach kids to follow through. To finish what they start. To perform well. True. But if you don’t understand when to let them quit, you’re selling your kids short. Read more