TRIGGER HAPPY

Trigger warning.  Trigger sensitivity.  Trigger disclaimer.  Caution: May ignite triggers.  More and more I see one of these phrases as a buffer ahead of  some deeply detailed or potentially controversial discussion.  It has become sort of the ‘viewer’s discretion advised’ of words and thoughts.   Recently I overheard a man and woman having an intense argument.  The man blurted out at the…

TEN THINGS

So here we are.  Just hours away from the end of what has been a very interesting year.   Some of you are obsessing and stressing over new goals and resolutions.  Some of you are lamenting over what did or didn’t happen this year.  And some of you may be just patiently waiting for the last…

THE HEALING MANTRA

The process of healing has multiple diverse and intricate layers. It is not a “one and done” type of situation, and certainly not something that can be rushed.  There are stages, phases and levels to healing that take time and require subjection to different circumstances. When I suffered broken bones from an accident, I was…

GETTING OUT OF THE SLUMP

It’s no secret that the dynamics of our current environment have changed drastically.  Stability has been challenged, relationships have been tested, family structures have been under pressure, resources have been drained and everything that we thought was normal has been turned upside down.  Comfort and complacency has been replaced with panic and fear. As our…

NOW WHAT???

One minute we’re clinking our champagne flutes, yelling “Happy New Year”, and two eye-blinks later, we’re in the middle of January. I’m already hearing folks scramble about their proposed goals and how they haven’t made a dent in starting.  The anxiety levels are quickly rising and I have to ask….for what? I recently saw a…