Why be mean?

It’s very common when we’re angry or resentful to lash out and say mean things to people. When we’re having a bad day we do the same thing. Being mean not only is a horrible thing to do, but it also means we continually cross the line on our behaviour. No one should have to stand their guard because we say mean things.

Perhaps we must take a step back and pause. Some of the time I’m sure we don’t even know we’re doing it. We must stick to what the presenting issue is and let everything else go. It’s always better …

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26 Jul, 2012

A question of support

It is great if you have people who can give you support, but not everyone can be a support. Our experiences are usually the catalyst in us being able to support others.

People often find practical support easier and although the practical side is the easiest form of support, it is also the more time consuming. That said, others being able to help us out in practical ways …

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25 Jul, 2012

Another dip

With so much stress going on in my life, I’m feeling a little despondent again today. When I’m having a bad day, my thoughts and my writing take a knock. I’ve lost all concentration. I need some quiet time and rest to evaluate things. The good news is I’m still managing to smile.

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23 Jul, 2012

Thoughts on passing

We hold on to our most inner thoughts at the thought of losing someone we love. Growing up my parents seemed to be immortal. When my mother passed, I couldn’t imagine her not being in my life, because I still had my father. Now I cannot imagine a life without him.

As a child, I wasn’t encouraged to explore the possibilities that I might have to deal with someone’s illness or their passing, let alone deal with my parents’ illness or passing. I was completely shielded from …

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22 Jul, 2012