Monthly: February 2018

An Open Heart – Day 3

February 28, 2018

“It’s hard to wake up every day and live life with passion and an open heart,” my daughter said. The hardest thing about staying open, for me, is getting back…

Holiday Triggers

February 27, 2018

One year, when I was a child, my father got drunk and violent at Christmas. I had just unwrapped a present, a bottle of hand lotion, when he exploded in…

An Open Heart – Day 2

February 27, 2018

When I looked up jaded in the dictionary, I was surprised to learn that it doesn’t mean cynical, bizarre, or hardened. Jaded means bored, tired, overexposed, and exhausted. It’s understandable…

An Open Heart – Day 1

February 26, 2018

Take everything with a grain of salt. Watch your back. Don’t trust just anyone, especially someone who says, “Trust me, baby, I know what I’m doing.” Be skeptical. Check it…

Responsibility for Family Members

February 25, 2018

I can still remember my mother clutching her heart, threatening to have a heart attack and die, and blaming it on me. —ANONYMOUS For some of us, the idea that…

Practice an act of gratitude

February 24, 2018

None of our success comes without the help of others. Time after time, it seems that there is someone standing at the crossroads waiting for us, pointing the way down…

Detaching in Relationships

February 23, 2018

When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable and questionable. We may think that detaching means we don’t care. We may believe…

Celebrate your abundance

February 22, 2018

Celebrate the abundance that comes into your life. So often, we spend so long in the “do without” stage that we don’t know what to do when we’re given the…

Honesty in Relationships

February 21, 2018

We can be honest and direct about our boundaries in relationships and about the parameters of a particular relationship. Perhaps no area of our life reflects our uniqueness and individuality…

Enjoy and share the gifts

February 20, 2018

My friend was talking on the phone to his sister one day. They had a little sibling rivalry going on, but it was the good, motivating kind. “I’m going to…