Healing Through Change

Explanations do not heal hurt feelings. We all make mistakes. We will all hurt someone else, at some point in our lives, in some way. It may be unintentional. We may be entirely unaware that we even did so. Sometimes, even with the best possible intentions, our words or actions cause harm, hurt feelings, or…

The Seasons Of Emotion

Just like everything around us, our emotions are in a constant state of change. In this way, they are not much different than the seasons, nor should we expect them to be. Happiness and sorrow, excitement and frustration, love and pain, will all come and go throughout the days, months, and years of our lives….

Action Over Enthusiasm

Consistency will carry us through when enthusiasm lets us down. At some point, no matter what path we are on, we will eventually find ourselves tired, frustrated, and disheartened. This will happen with personal projects, educational pursuits, professional aspirations, and relationships. Regardless of how enthusiastic, motivated, or driven we once were, at some point, we…

Self-Management Over Stress-Management

Stress is misdirected energy. Stress is energy directed inward that would be more usefully directed toward that which we want to accomplish, achieve, or affect. This does not mean that we should displace our stress outwardly. Stress directed outwardly tends to manifest as anger, frustration, and all other forms of counterproductive negativity. By the time…

Embrace The Inevitable

Inevitability is not affected by the way we feel about it. There are certain facts of life that will not change regardless of whether we agree or disagree with them, approve or disapprove of them, or whether we aid or resist them. Inevitability does not care about our plans, our opinions, or our emotions. In…