Tag Archives: Emotions

Untapped Reservoirs of Pain


No matter how many years you may stare yourself in the face, work through endless therapy sessions and so forth, you can always find an unknown, untapped reservoir of pain in your heart. When we find ourselves stuck and weeping … Continue reading

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Generosity?


What is it that makes you feel generous?  Do you give a dollar to a panhandler and assume it will go for drink or drugs?  Do you put a dollar in the collection plate because it’s expected?  Those may look … Continue reading

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Tolerance and Acceptance


I recently had an interesting discussion on tolerance, prompted by a remark of mine that my partner and I have entirely different religious views.  “How can you like someone whose ideas are so radically different,”  I was asked.  This brought … Continue reading

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Storytelling


I recently had a conversation with a client about “storytelling”, the way we editorialize in our heads about what we observe and experience in the world around us.  We often encounter an unpleasant situation or person and immediately react by … Continue reading

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Sadness and Dealing With It


Sadness is not the same thing as depression, although they certainly can intermingle, particularly if you are a sufferer from chronic depression, as am I.  Today I’m feeling rather sad, and instead of ignoring it and hoping it will get … Continue reading

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Choices


Today I heard a friend say she had become angry when her therapist told her she had chosen to be unhappy and that she could choose to be happy instead.  My friend felt that the statement was ridiculous because no … Continue reading

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Surviving the Waves


It occurred to me today that grief is like standing waist deep in a heavy surf.  The waves pour over your head and knock you to the bottom, but then they recede for a moment before they pound you once … Continue reading

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Aging and Grief


I will be speaking later today at a meeting of adult caregivers on the topic of grief coaching.  I feel passionate about the topic and particularly want more people to become aware that residents of care facilities, retirees, and even … Continue reading

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Surviving Loss and Grief


No one has to survive grief all alone. Continue reading

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