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Take It Easy For The New Year

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“Thus, the ultimate choice for a man [woman], in as much as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.”

Erich Fromm

Ancient Greece was one of the most influential civilizations of history. It produced some of history’s greatest thinkers, from Plato to Aristotle. The language lives on today, influencing today's speech and visible n its roots.  For the Greek philosophers, love could not be expressed with one word. They had seven different words to describe all the ways love was experienced. They would be shocke...

It is December and I feel my dread of writing yet one more holiday blog. I feel the conflict inside myself between that dread and my desire to write something of value; something that will help all of us have a better holiday season.  Then it hits me – that's what I should write about this year.  After all, I think my attitude reflects what many of us feel about the holidays.

The countdown to Christmas began after Halloween and we are well on the way to December 25th. The holidays will come no matter how we feel about them, what religion we f...

There are ways to make the holidays better. One of the ways is through mindfulness.

Being a perfectionist does not mean that you do everything right. It means  holding yourself to an impossible standard. Even when others consider your work excellent, you are dissatisfied and criticize yourself.

Learning to be in a relationship is a progress and require skills. I've listed 6 skill that will help you have better relationships.

Love means many things. Nowhere in those definitions is love required to be directed at Mom or Dad, at a spouse or a partner.

Airports are an easy place to lose your temper these days.  Between security and lines and delays, stress has become a part of air travel.  With that in mind, this story could have happened to any of us.

A seasoned traveler was flying through a major airport after a short trip.  She was alone, traveling light, and was well-organized as she went through the security checkpoint.  Many of the travelers around her were over-burdened with possessions and took a long time to prepare for their inspections.

THE Incident In Security

The travel...

Feelings are essential to our lives and well-being, because they give us information about what is going on around us and inside of us. We learn from an early age that there are acceptable feelings and unacceptable feelings. Many families have only one or maybe two feelings that are understood and accepted by its members.

For example: a child grows up in a family where the only acceptable feelings are sadness or depression. When someone expresses joy and excitement, (s)he is met by a lack of enthusiasm, perhaps is even told to “calm down.” Childre...

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