Archives for May, 2011
Coming from a family with two veterans, as well as a close friend whose husband has deployed to Afghanistan twice and looks to be returning for a third time this fall, I am always moved when the Memorial Day holiday arrives each year.
Memorial Day is also the occasion which prompts me to remember that, like Dr. John Nash, whose fear...
Recently my mentor sent me an interesting article called Self Compassion: The Most Important Life Skill?
Of course I had to read it right away.
This urgency comes from the fact that I have quite literally lost count over the last few months of the number of folks who have responded to some random...
When I first heard about the APA's (American Psychological Association) Mental Health Blog Party, I thought, "Wha?!?"
A blog party. That part was confusing enough.
About mental health?
And I thought there was bickering in my head about meanings before.
A Mental. Health. Blog. PARTY.
I decided I had to check this out.
I learned that apparently, some folks still don't feel comfortable discussing mental health.
There is an often-quoted Twelve Step principle that I have not paid much attention recently.
Recently, while reading a book my own mentor recommended to me (Marianne Williamson's "A Return to Love") I stumbled across it again (my mentor's a subtle gal, let me tell you!)
"Acting as if."
As Marianne explains it,...
There is a dialogue in Byron Katie's book, "Who Would You Be Without Your Story," that just fascinates me.
She is talking with a gentleman who has arrived at her workshop bearing a particular - and particularly common - issue. Especially in recovery circles.
Right now I am reading my way through Byron Katie's "Who Would You Be Without Your Story?"
It is an interesting question.
Who WOULD I be?
This identity I have - as me, with my foibles (uncoordinated, can't cook), hang-ups (socially anxious, too serious), phobias (roaches,...
Do you want to know what Ed (for "eating disorder") adores above all things?
Today, I thought I would share an excerpt from a recent letter I received in the hopes it might be helpful for those of you who are having trouble making peace with the pace...