Did you know that our happiness is related to our gratitude and appreciation for others? They say that sharing our sense of gratitude with the person we feel it towards makes us happier. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that my favorite parts of gift giving is including a meaningful card this is full … Continue reading ? Gratitude = Happiness ?
Lately I’ve been paying close attention to my anxiety, and how it influences my life. This is a big shift from my normal relationship with anxiety- feeling it, being annoyed by it and then trying to get away from it… Netflix to distract has worked wonders, and let’s be honest, it still does some days. … Continue reading Anxiety as a Guide
I've been out for the while because I had to have an emergency appendectomy but the downtime has allowed me to dive into some YouTube videos that have been on my list for sometime. The first one I dove into is an interview with Brene Brown on her book "Braving the Wilderness". She talks about … Continue reading A note on belonging
Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding … Continue reading Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel
Two months ago I lost a friend. We had drifted, gone our separate ways. Although our lives parted the bond that we had when we were teenagers was still strong. My grief hurt, but my grief for his family, his wife, his children, his parents was even more painful. I’m not on social media all … Continue reading Walking with grief