Category: Psychology

6 year old offers advice about divorce

Sometimes, if we care to listen, we can learn so much from our children. This precious 6-year old, offers wise words to her mom about a pending divorce in the family. She’s “not trying to be mean, not trying to be a bully.” She’s trying to be …straight. She says, “My heart is something. Everyone

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A Time & A Place

Signpost on mailbox says, Go slow or you'll smash the cat.

There’s something special about morning hikes, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the smell in the air. The moisture is heavy and the ground, plants, rocks and surroundings have a chill to it. Or maybe it’s the soft light that comes through. Not bold and in your face like a mid-day hike – I actually keep my face turned

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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Book Review | Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar I loved this book when I read it last year and when I reread it last week, I sat in admiration for the words of insight, kindness and advice offered by Cheryl Strayed. She offers advice in a no holds barred

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The Collective Spark

Do you ever wonder if your presence here makes a difference? Like if you left the physical planet tomorrow would it matter? Did you make a contribution, a mark, a difference somehow, someway? Have you made this world a better place? The reason I am so pensive about this topic is because I met someone

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Time To Let It Go

It’s over. November is over and today is the first day of a new month, the last month of the year. For some reason, November was a tough month for me. I didn’t like the cold snap which took away the colors. And then the time change took away the light. It bothered me and I

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Counting my blessings

A way to help me feel grounded and sane is to count my blessings. I believe when I acknowledge the good in my world, I am opening the door to more goodness. One thing in my world is the weather. Where I live in Colorado has been the most amazing autumn I can remember in

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The Pull of Music

One of my favorite ways to stay sane is to listen to music. Depending on my mood the music could be upbeat to raise my energy or low-key to help me settle down and concentrate. In the mornings I enjoy classical music, no words, just the familiar sounds of lilting notes. When I’m outside the

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Volunteering: Give and Take

As you may have guessed, I am a people person. I love connecting with friends, strangers and soon to be friends. Although I enjoy silence and time alone, I find I am at my best when I am with others. I realized the best way to connect is to join an organization that does something

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Sanity: Mental Health in Motion

Sanity is defined as the quality or state of being sane; especially soundness or health of mind. Sanity comes from the Latin word Sanitas. (Merriam-webster.com/dictionary) There are many ways to keep sane in this insane world. Previously I mentioned flexibility and the ability to change. Another way to keep sane is to move. The act of

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