Achieving Happiness

You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, which says that whatever can go wrong will go wrong. Well, there’s another law, which says that left to themselves, things have a tendency to go from bad to worse. When something is making you unhappy, for any reason, the situation will tend to get worse rather than better. So […]

To You From Depression & I

Here’s a letter I wrote to my partner when I was at toughest point of my battle with depression. Dear You, I love you dearly, more than anything in this whole world. I think you already know this. I know you love me too, I just forget sometimes. Depression clouds my mind and fills me […]

My Message To You

…Yes You! Love yourself. Make peace with who you are and where you are at this moment in time.  Listen to your heart. If you can’t hear what it’s saying in this noisy world, make time for yourself. Enjoy your own company. Let your mind wander among the stars.  Try. Take chances. Make mistakes. Life can be messy and […]

6 Ways To Accept Others As They Are

Yesterday I spoke about accepting people where they are; of course I am tolerant in the politically correct way that many people are today. I endeavor not to judge people on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, etc. But when I think about the people closest to me and the way I react to them sometimes, I […]

Accepting People Where They Are

I was recently in a situation where the actions of another person where confusing, hurtful, and frustrating for me. I spent so much time judging this person, being sad that this person wasn’t acting in a way that I expected them to, being hard on myself, and wondering what I could have done to make […]

Honesty with Loved Ones

“An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.” -Proverbs Have you ever had a lengthy conversation with someone without acknowledging a single thing you were really thinking or feeling? Maybe someone asked, “How are you?” And, instinctively, you said, “Not too bad.” Or “Yeah, I’m ok, you?” Or someone asked, “What’s new?” And your […]

100 Years

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” A. A. Milne This is from the author of the beloved Winnie the Pooh books. For me it sums up what it’s like to have a friend, relative or […]

House verses Home

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” Anthony Liccione Something to remember: You can live in any house, but a loving and supportive family is what creates a home. Without laughter, joy, or companionship, a house is but an empty shell. Giving and receiving support from […]

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