Wherever You Go, There You Are

There was a story of two men in ancient times of walled off cities.  One man left his city and went on a trek seeking a better life.  He arrived at a new city’s gates and asked the woman what the city was like.  She asked him, “What was the city you came from like?” ...

Take What You’ve Got and Be Thankful

The words stung and then floated off into the universe.  I was only in my 20’s, attending a gathering of friends one night when a 4 year old said those seven powerful words to me.  “Take what you’ve got and be thankful.” Wow!  Really?  It’s uncanny, sometimes, what...

Stuffing & Suffering

Are you a Stuffer?  When something bad or unpleasant happens, do you dismiss it, minimize it, or just quit talking about it?  Maybe you try to talk about it, but, when met with resistance from your partner, you just give up?  Or, do you just avoid bringing up things...

Reflection Reflections

She catches her reflection in the window.  “How appropriate,” she thinks, “I’m barely visible.”  “Where did I go?  I used to have ideas, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, interests of my own.  Where did my spark go? Where is my passion...
Everybody’s (Not) Fine

Everybody’s (Not) Fine

I watched a wonderful therapy movie last night called Everybody’s Fine with Robert DeNiro. A movie hasn’t hit this deep of a nerve in me in a very long time. In essence, a widowed father of 4 adult children takes off to visit each of his kids after they...