The Relief of Considering Life a Journey Not a Test

© 1994 Michele Toomey, PhD It is a mistake to approach life as if it were a test, yet that is what most of us do. We have been taught to think of life as a test, and unfortunately, that is one lesson we usually learn. Everything we do becomes some measure of our worth and proving ourselves becomes our Continue Reading →

Forgive yourself: ways you can stop beating yourself up – no matter what you’ve done

Okay, you did it. You spent half the month’s food budget on a new coat, didn’t get to your son’s soccer match before the second half, put your mom in a nursing home, and, when the cat’s yowling got on your nerves, you–you awful person!–let him outside where he was promptly hit by a car. Yikes! Your family and friends Continue Reading →

We Were Made for Times like These

(Letter written in 2003. Interesting how pertinent it has been and really IS right now today!) Do Not Lose Heart: A Letter To A Young Activist During Troubled Times by Clarissa Pinkola Estés • Colorado Mis estimados: Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. Continue Reading →

Stop Complaining!

By Jeff Keller How do you feel when someone unloads all of their problems and complaints on you? Not very uplifting and energizing, is it? The truth is, nobody likes to be around a complainer — except, perhaps, other complainers. Of course, all of us complain at one time or another. The important question is: how often do you complain? Continue Reading →