Emotions

Cause and Effect

October 23, 2018

When my son died, I didn’t want to play the game anymore. His death broke every rule I thought was important. His death hurt my trust—not my faith—in God. It…

Feeling Overwhelmed Is a Trap

October 09, 2018

Feeling overwhelmed is a trap, a tricky one at that. When we’re overwhelmed, we see all that needs to be done and say, That’s too much. I can’t do it.…

Remember to Be Happy

August 28, 2018

The sign hangs on the wall of a bagel shop: “Don’t forget to be happy.” Sometimes we get so bogged down in dealing with feelings, issues, problems—the realities and details…

Trust Your Heart

July 03, 2018

For so long, you relied on your head. Now it’s time to make the shift—the great leap into your heart. Are you beginning to see how your head gets in…

Gratitude Isn’t Denial

May 22, 2018

Gratitude isn’t denial. We can practice gratitude without denying how we feel. Sometimes we do need to change the circumstances in our lives. But we usually can’t do that until…

What Does Service Mean to You?

March 13, 2018

For a long time, service meant drudgery, something grim and tiresome to me. Having to say yes all the time, even when I wanted to say no. Doing a lot…

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…

Say How Sweet It Is

February 13, 2018

We don’t pick fights and create drama with our friends, just to keep passion alive. Usually we do everything we can to avoid fighting with our friends. We want our…

Learning Gratitude Takes Practice

January 30, 2018

There’s so much talk about finding that extraordinary love of our life. Maybe everything we need to know about romantic love can be learned from our friends. We don’t expect…

The Power of Empathy

November 21, 2017

By Sage Knight I got up this morning as usual, helped my son get ready for school, drove the carpool, and then lingered for the dedication of Topanga Elementary School’s…