Grateful For Gratitude This Holiday Season (Part 2)

With all that we have gone through these past nine months, it may be difficult to maintain positive thinking, even though we are aware of the emotional and physical benefits.  But science is finding that having gratitude may have an equally powerful effect on our well- being.  There are ways to increase how often andContinue reading “Grateful For Gratitude This Holiday Season (Part 2)”

Writing Letters

We have so many ways of communicating digitally today that many of us no longer write letters anymore.  Even if you put it in an email, a letter is a powerful tool to express your feelings to another person.  It is far less threatening to us to write our feelings than it would be toContinue reading “Writing Letters”

Feelings Aren’t Facts

Many times we make decisions for our lives based on our feelings.  For example, we decide we won’t go for the job promotion because we are feeling too afraid or intimidated.  We should remember that feelings aren’t facts.  We need to allow ourselves to feel the fear associated with putting ourselves out there, but atContinue reading “Feelings Aren’t Facts”

Expressions of Love

Every human being needs to feel loved.  It is a basic human need that gives us the feeling of security and safety.  A person needs to feel love and belonging in order to grow.  I think the perfection of love is that it’s not perfect. Taylor Swift There are many different types of love: RomanticContinue reading “Expressions of Love”

Coping With Grief

Grief is a natural emotional reaction to loss.  We generally think of grief as a reaction to the death of a loved one; however it can also be an emotional reaction to a significant life change such as divorce, illness, or a pandemic. As we progress through this quarantine during the holiday season, you mayContinue reading “Coping With Grief”

How Are You Feeling?

How many times during the day is this question asked?  We pass someone in the hall at work and ask, “How are you doing?”  Are we really looking for the full answer or just a, “Good, and you?”  I think we would be shocked if our co-worker’s response was an in-depth lengthy answer to thisContinue reading “How Are You Feeling?”