Holidays: Fraught or Fun?

What comes to mind when you think about the holidays?

Do you groan, feeling burdened by all you have to do? Do you dread going shopping for gifts or cleaning up after Christmas or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or other holiday celebrations?

Or, do you feel a sense of fun, delight, and joy in the . . . → Read More: Holidays: Fraught or Fun?

Are You Disappointed With How Your Life Is Turning Out?

I received the following question from Leia, a woman who attended one of my webinars:

“How can you achieve self-love when you have deep disappointment with the way your life turned out?”

This is a very interesting question, because how your life is turning out is directly related to your self-love, but it . . . → Read More: Are You Disappointed With How Your Life Is Turning Out?

Loving Your Children By Loving Yourself

Are you attending to your children but abandoning yourself? Discover the importance of loving yourself while also lovingly attending to your children. . . . → Read More: Loving Your Children By Loving Yourself

Why Have Animals In Your Life

Discover the many good reasons for having animals in your life.

“Until a person has loved an animal a part of the soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France

People who love animals know that there are many very good reasons to have animals in your life.

Love and Presence

Animals who have been loved . . . → Read More: Why Have Animals In Your Life

Do You Fear Happiness?

Do you fear feeling happy because of the pain that might follow?

I’m certain that if someone asked you if you want to be happy, you would say “Yes, of course!” Yet research indicates that many people have a fear of happiness. Anna North, in an article entitled “Beware of Joy”, states that, “Fear of happiness is that creeping feeling that you shouldn’t get too comfortable, because something bad is bound to happen.”

I wouldn’t call this a fear of happiness. I would call it a fear of pain. It’s not the happiness that people want to avoid, but the pain that they fear will follow it.

The article goes on to state that, “At Scientific American, Tori Rodriguez looks at the downsides of fear of happiness: Continue reading Do You Fear Happiness?

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Do You Make People Up?

Do you often see people as you want them to be rather than as they are? Has this caused you problems in your relationships?

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” —Anais Nin

A variation on the above quote might be, “We don’t see people as they are – . . . → Read More: Do You Make People Up?