How To Keep A Positive Attitude On Aging: The Technique Of Reframing

How To Keep A Positive Attitude On Aging: The Technique Of Reframing

I have conceptualized my life for a long time in decades. The first time I did this was when I was turning thirty.  My twenties had been tumultuous and  I was trying to head in a new direction.  I was deciding to leave the field of jingle and nightclub singing, and go...
Finding Meaning In Friendships That End

Finding Meaning In Friendships That End

I remember the first Christmas break after I came home from college. My high school friends and I had just seen each other at Thanksgiving. Everything had been fantastic. Lots of reminiscing. Laughing about someone sporting a new beard or talk about who was still...
The Gratitude Checklist

The Gratitude Checklist

I can remember my prayer as a child before going to bed. “Bless Mommy and Daddy, Adam and Spencer and everybody else in the whole wide world.” Sometimes I wanted to leave my brothers out. Like after the night they pulled me out of bed. Forced my eyes open...
The Many Types Of Grief. And Why They Are All Important

The Many Types Of Grief. And Why They Are All Important

A Facebook comment last week got my attention.  The reader stated that empty nest feelings were “insulting to true grief of a loved one passing.” He cited that it was like divorce.  The pain from it was “temporary.” I appreciated the fact that...
“Autism Breakthrough” by Raun Kaufman:  A Review

“Autism Breakthrough” by Raun Kaufman: A Review

Many of us never hear these words. “Your child has autism”. That must be a very complicated, lonely feeling. By now, most people know what autism disorders are.  “These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social...