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Living with Families

November 16, 2021

I was forty-six years old before I finally admitted to myself and someone else that my grandfather always managed to make me feel guilty, angry, and controlled. —Anonymous We may…

Your Dreams Are Important

November 02, 2021

A woman told me about a dream she had, one that was bothering her deeply. “What do you think it means?” she asked. “I don’t know,” I replied. “Besides, it…

Recognize Manipulations

October 19, 2021

Herein lies an irony: the person who is trying to manipulate you views you as having greater strength or power than he or she does. — George H. Green and…

Peace

October 05, 2021

Anxiety is often our first reaction to conflict, problems, or even our own fears. In those moments, detaching and getting peaceful may seem disloyal or apathetic. We think: If I…

One Step at a Time

September 21, 2021

One step at a time. That’s all you can take. That’s all you have to take. Yes, you have visions you’ve created of where you want to go. But you…

Don’t Take Storms Personally

September 07, 2021

Somewhere out in the Pacific, a storm brewed and swirled and thrashed and died without ever touching the land. Three days later, under a clear blue sky, the storm surge…

Feelings on the Job

August 24, 2021

I’m furious about my job. Another man got a promotion that I believe I deserve. I’m so mad I feel like quitting. Now my wife says I should deal with…

Let Life’s Rhythm Find You

August 10, 2021

I sat in my room, a small cabin in Chimayo, New Mexico. The clock whizzed through the hours, but I didn’t whiz through my morning. I felt overwhelmed. Lost. I…

Live Your Life

July 27, 2021

A painting of a rice cake does not satisfy hunger. — Ancient saying An old man was telling his grandson about how poor he was when he was younger. “Why…

Twelve Step Programs

July 13, 2021

I was furious when I found myself at my first Al-Anon meeting. It seemed so unfair that he had the problem and I had to go to a meeting. But…