Monthly: February 2019

Goodwill – Day 6

February 23, 2019

Thank God we’re not in charge of karma. On second thought, maybe we are—our own. Gratitude Focus: We can be grateful whenever something good happens to someone else. From the…

Goodwill – Day 5

February 22, 2019

Some people suggest that thoughts are prayers. Maybe we could make sure what we’re praying for is good. Action: Feel all your feelings. Repressing thoughts of jealousy, envy, or bitterness…

Goodwill – Day 4

February 21, 2019

“What comes around goes around” is a phrase most of us have heard. Instead of waiting until other people get the pain and suffering we believe they deserve, how about…

Goodwill – Day 3

February 20, 2019

Looking at other people with jealousy, envy, and mean and bitter thoughts isn’t new to our world. The concept of giving other people the evil eye has been around for…

Goodwill – Day 2

February 19, 2019

So an acquaintance is younger, is prettier, is in better shape, has a nicer home, has a more luxurious car, is more successful, has fewer problems, leads a more interesting…

Goodwill – Day 1

February 18, 2019

Have you ever envied someone else’s good fortune? Consider the friend who calls with a different ring to her voice. Instead of sharing her troubles and woes, she proceeds to…

Separating from Family Issues

February 17, 2019

We can draw a healthy line, a healthy boundary, between ourselves and our nuclear family. We can separate ourselves from their issues. Some of us may have family members who…

Bring your ideals to life

February 16, 2019

There is a Zen story about two monks walking down a street after a heavy rain. Arriving at a corner, they came upon a beautiful girl in fine clothing unable…

Nurturing Self-Care

February 15, 2019

There isn’t a guidebook for setting boundaries. Each of us has our own guide inside ourselves. If we continue to work at recovery, our boundaries will develop. They will get…

Doing my part

February 14, 2019

The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard—one that thinks too much. — Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh The…