Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Boundaries – Day 6

October 13, 2018

The more we believe that we have a right to our wants and needs, the more gently we can say, “This is what’s right for me.” Gratitude Focus: We can…

Boundaries – Day 5

October 12, 2018

A situation happens. Then it happens again. At first, we may react mindlessly or try to do what we think is right. After a while, we get angry and feel…

Boundaries – Day 4

October 11, 2018

The boundary question isn’t “Can I keep doing this?” It’s “Do I want to?” Inventory Focus: Some have a high tolerance for pain. It takes a lot before you recognize…

Boundaries – Day 3

October 10, 2018

Boundaries aren’t limited to saying no. Boundaries reflect what we believe we deserve. Some people were born into situations that encouraged listening to and trusting themselves. Others had their right…

Boundaries – Day 2

October 09, 2018

“I don’t think of myself as codependent,” a friend said. “I call myself an overcarer instead. The problem is, when I care too much about one person, someone else doesn’t…

Boundaries – Day 1

October 08, 2018

“My son had been out of my home for years,” a friend told me. “He wanted his independence but didn’t want to pay the price. He always needed money for…

Letting Our Anger Out

October 07, 2018

It’s okay to be angry, but it isn’t healthy to be resentful. Regardless of what we learned as children, no matter what we saw role-modeled, we can learn to deal…

Set the switches yourself

October 06, 2018

One day, when I was getting ready to do a coached skydive, my coach sat me down. He gave me an exercise to do. “When I skydive,” he said, “I…

Taking Care of Ourselves

October 05, 2018

We do not have to wait for others to come to our aid. We are not victims. We are not helpless. Letting go of faulty thinking means we realize there…

Use your connections

October 04, 2018

As I glanced through the pages of a writer’s magazine one morning, I realized how important this magazine had been in my life. When I began writing back in the…