The following words are not mine, but a poem by Donna Ashworth. Grief and loss can be a gut-wrenching emotion that sneaks up on a person, catching you unawares. I am reproducing Donna Ashworth's perceptive words, in the event that they might render support/distraction/emotional reassurances to those who are suffering loss and grief. For Ukrainian… Continue reading When Grief Comes Knocking
FOMO and Coping skills for Children
There's an epidemic raging in the community, and it isn't a variant of Corona. It's FOMO - otherwise known as the Feeling of Missing Out. What is FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out FOMO is the feeling that you are missing out on something fundamentally important that others are experiencing right now. It can… Continue reading FOMO and Coping skills for Children
Better Communication Skills
Recently, I have been writing about the skill of reflective listening as an adjunct to bettering our communication with, and understanding of, others especially when the others may have different points of view. Good listening is not easy. Bad news can be a heavy burden. Listening means overcoming roadblocks to effective communication and as such… Continue reading Better Communication Skills
Why is Everyone So Unhappy?
It seems that the happiest lives are built on forgiveness and loving kindness that breeds contentment. If you are forgiving but still unhappy, consider the role you might have taken in life could be triggering unhappiness and discontentment. Roles in Life Limit our Self-Image The roles we set for ourselves may define and limit us.… Continue reading Why is Everyone So Unhappy?
Communicating by Listening to What Other
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”Ernest Hemingway A study showed that 70% of our waking hours are spent in communication with others, in some form, with almost half of that time taken up in listening. Reading, talking and writing were way down on the list. So given that we spend so much… Continue reading Communicating by Listening to What Other
A New Year and Dealing with Intense Emotions
Christmas time may be a source of stress or joy. Compounding those yuletide stresses, the Covid pandemic continues to rage, so there was little cause for joy in many parts of the world. Marlene inspired me to think of the year's outcomes in terms of 'gifts,' some good and of course, some bad. We'd do… Continue reading A New Year and Dealing with Intense Emotions