“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell I have heard many stories from people about losing a job, or ending a relationship. Sometimes you have no choice but to let go of some piece of your life. It may feel like the end of the world. Former U.S. President Barack Obama said, “The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world.”
Dreams to Goals Jaminie Hilton, RCC Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for? Robert Browning You need dreams. If you don’t have dreams, how will you realize them? Is it a challenge to remain open to realizing your dreams? Does it help to view them as goals?
What is Trauma? Trauma is a significant, upsetting experience or event. If you can’t identify one single event that could have had a huge effect on you, know that trauma can also result from ongoing similar experiences or events. Signs that you’ve been traumatized can vary from typical symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, to a vague sense that your feelings of fear or anger seem exaggerated. Something to ask yourself is, does your level of fear or anger seem larger, more dramatic than seems appropriate to the situation.
Navigating the Holiday Season The lights, decorations, music and media at this time of year flood some people with pictures of everyone but them having a joyful holiday season. Many people come to see me who aren’t looking forward to family functions, or loneliness, the pressure of giving presents to others who might not like the gifts, the extra temptation for those who are watching their weight or battling addiction.
A Gentle Path To Change is Accept Where You Are and who you are. Do you look for your strengths? Or only criticize your “faults”? “Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.” Sophocles
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