Category: Harmony

Judgment v. Curiosity

Knickers in a Twist? Panties in a Wad? Do you enjoy the work of Emma Curtis Hopkins? If you’re unfamiliar with her name, she was a well-known teacher in the New Thought Movement went it was young. One of my favorite sayings of hers is about being in “high...

What’s Your Problem?

Has anyone ever asked you that? I remember my grandpa Jack yelling that at my grandma Esther one time. Her answer, as I recall, was something along the line of, “YOU!” Their relationship was fragile at best. Maybe you have started out your day very upbeat and happy. Suddenly...

Transitions

Transitions  Such a huge day yesterday in the forward movement of our country as the Supreme Court of the United States moves us closer to marriage equality! Not everyone is pleased – we’ve seen that before in civil rights issues, so no surprise. In fact, here’s the official statement...

Trust

Trust, or the lack thereof, is one major issue that can make or break a relationship. Honesty and commitment are certainly in there as well, but trust (or faith, if you prefer) in the person or persons with whom we are in relationship is crucial to the success of...

Anticipatory Conflict

              As a licensed social worker in clinical practice I’m familiar with the term “anticipatory grief.” As a son who was his father’s caregiver over the past three years, including two years of hospice care, I can appreciate this on a very personal level....

The Prism of Your Soul

Human beings are multi-faceted creatures. To make situations easier we frequently place each other into convenient categories. All too often these labels fall far short of describing who we are as individuals.   Psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb reported working with a young woman who told him: “I feel like...

FEAR

F.E.A.R.   Fear stops many of us from living life to the fullest. Much of the trepidation around changes of any kind in our lives stems from a foundation of fear. We often deal with situations in our lives, yet we worry about the outcome.   Ernest Holmes wrote...

Staying Connected

“I’m SURE your Droid has an app for that!” That’s something my husband, Paul, often says to me in a snide, somewhat BBC English accent. I take his disdain for smart phones as painfully obvious jealousy – he won’t even get a cell phone! (2018 update:  He now has...

I Can’t Wait For Monday!

How many times do we hear THAT?!? Not often. It seems the majority of the people around us, or perhaps we ourselves, are not happy with what we do for a living. Are you? It is possible to expand the “love month” scope of February from romantic involvements to...

The Love Month

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Thanks to mass marketing wanting us to believe everyone should be in a fairy tale relationship, February 14 can mean expectations from those in relationships and gloom for singles. Someone told me that Valentine’s Day doesn’t matter because “it is just a made-up holiday”....