THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS

How great it is when we come to know that times of disappointment can be followed by times of fulfillment; that sorrow can be followed by joy; that guilt over falling short of our ideals can be replaced by pride in doing all that we can; and that anger can be channeled into creative achievementsContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”

BREAKING THE SILENCE

“I am breaking the silence, finding my voice fighting for freedom, my only choice.” Addiction isn’t something easy to explain to someone. How can something so complex as this be put into simple explanations? It’s not simple because addiction is anything but “simple.” Something simple doesn’t consume an entire life in such a quick breath.Continue reading “BREAKING THE SILENCE”

Address Unresolved Issues

Having unresolved issues with the person who died will cause you to be stuck in grief. These issues may be petty disagreements over work or family life, or they could be deep-rooted conflicts that were never settled. You can still settle those issues in your own heart. “You can’t get unstuck from grief until youContinue reading “Address Unresolved Issues”

CATALYST FOR PERSONAL GROWTH

“When you are down in the valley, that is where you are going to grow because that is where the fertilizer is,’ says Barbara Johnson. “that’s where you have to seek out God’s help.” In what ways have you grown as a result of your experience? Perhaps your compassion has been strengthened. Maybe you areContinue reading “CATALYST FOR PERSONAL GROWTH”

ONLY TIME WILL TELL

A familiar touch brings up feelings forgotten, Making the barrier go rotten.How can I make the most of you, staring at pictures I never knew.Growing affections of something new.Playing a game, I never threw. Only time will tell. A lover’s poem will sell.Pieces of this broken heart mend well.Sold to the highest bidder, then farewell.Continue reading “ONLY TIME WILL TELL”

CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL DEPRESSION

It’s normal to be down or depressed at times. But clinical depression is a medical condition. Do you experience a sudden change in mood or behavior? Do you catch yourself lashing out or getting confrontational for no particular reason? Maybe you are isolating, withdrawing from friends or family. Are your friends or family removing themselvesContinue reading “CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL DEPRESSION”

SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO BEAT ANXIETY

I struggle with this, and I heard from so many of you that you struggle as well. There are so many ways we can help ourselves with anxiety, and these are only five. There are tons of course, but these are just some helpful suggestions to get you started. Keeping busy throughout the day- IContinue reading “SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO BEAT ANXIETY”