I love baseball. Couldn’t tell you many rules. Couldn’t name many players much less their stats. Been to less than a dozen major league games. But I do love going to baseball games. The atmosphere of comradery and competition is a thrill. There is a time to get along and there is a time start…Read more »
Many of us have been diagnosed with ODD. The rest of the population needs to be. Personally I take pride in the ODD diagnosis. I love being odd, different, simply just me. I also love that all of you have the ODD diagnosis as well.
Feeling the yuck of our unhappiness can allow us to see pain in others. We have experienced what it feels like to be unhappy, we know our own pain. As we are in the midst of unhappiness, use it for good, see others pain. As we start to see it in others we can move…Read more »
So much talking and so little understanding. A famous proverb reminds us, “Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions.” Don’t we already hear the “fool” in others? Everyone has an opinion about EVERYTHING. The oddest part is that everyone is talking so much that few want any true understanding. Here…Read more »
Trauma all too often traps us in the present and past but won’t allow us to move through it. We get stuck, really stuck. The twists and turns of perspective can help us see a way out of the trap.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad. You most likely have more wisdom than you realize. Chronic illness, pain, and trauma eat away at our confidence in knowing that we have wisdom. Is it time to dig up your wisdom?
Daily thanks can improve our physical health. “So what” may be the first response from someone in the depths of chronic illness and trauma. The second response typically is, “yeah right.” And it usually goes downhill from there. Many have even tried it before and were unsuccessful. So how can we apply thankfulness in a…Read more »
Trust can be a scary word for those with chronic illness, pain and trauma in their lives. There are many hurts along the way that have justified our feelings. It is when those feelings no longer serve us, that we can find trust again. Trusting ourselves can be a factor in the process.
Enough already!! It is no longer funny when someone passes out. Children have a difficult time knowing what the limit is, in many situations. Good way to know is when you are bullying someone and they pass out. The memories can be more damaging than the event itself. And then there is the breath of…Read more »
Whether an original or modern-day pilgrim, there can be much abundance in suffering while on our journeys. Personal growth and healing come in many forms and many layers. Thanksgiving this year reminded me not only of gratitude but how we can rise above loss to have meaningful and productive lives, full of abundance.