Toxic Family: Eight Steps To Reconciliation

We all learn that we will like only some people. The rest we will either dislike or be indifferent. Some of those we like will be friends. The others…well, we may have to discover ways to minimize contact. Family is different though. It’s often difficult or impossible...

Overcoming Being Overwhelmed

There a lot “out there” that’s driving many of us crazy.  I won’t go through the list; you know what I’m talking about.  It’s whatever happens to be overwhelming your nervous system in this moment. Yet there’s nothing new in this overwhelming existence of ours. ...

Leading the Way, My Way

Yesterday I had a moment of transformation…and I learned a few lessons.  I took responsibility for my life in a new way.  After six decades of emotional unrest I put aside any hope for a loving relationship with my older brother. My brother is highly intelligent and...

Where Do You Eat?

We look for inner nourishment from a lot of sources.  Jesus of Nazareth offered some sage advice long ago: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.   I love to eat, to nourish my body with healthful food.  I also...

Gobsmacked!

So how was the weekend?  Thanksgiving meals, parades, football games, shopping excursions and family time have created a uniquely American holiday.  It’s a nexus of events that bring together the best and sometimes the not so best in us.  Anything happen to you that...