Six Ways People Feel about Religion

Six Ways People Feel about Religion

I’ve met people who feel that religion and spirituality don’t have a place in their lives. They are half right. It is possible to have nothing to do with organized religions and still be spiritual. “Religion” means “to the bound to.” There are all sorts of ways of...

Stress and Trauma Recovery

Daily stress from relatively trivial factors is one thing. Stress and trauma that have their origins in childhood or adult abuse, violence, addiction, and bullying, is another. These latter experiences require a lifetime of recovery, work, counsel, and sometimes...

Being a Doormat

I’ve encountered lots of doormats in my lifetime.  Most said “Welcome” as I scraped my dirty shoes before entering.  Doormats have served for millennia as the means to keep the outside grime where it belongs.  They serve a great purpose as long as they’re in front of...

It’s not okay! My Inner Bully

Writing about this subject is very difficult for me.  It goes to the core of my insecurities and fears and triggers painful memories and emotions.  I am one of thousands who have been bullied both at home and outside.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has finally...

Male Spirituality VI: Hitting Bottom

The other day I was speaking with Joan, a friend with whom I attended a couple of seminars.  Joan’s been married for five years to Todd.  They have no children.  In the past year or so Joan has been doing a lot of soul-searching and has realized that Todd’s family of...