When people speak of deception, it is most often in the context of what is taking place with someone outside ourselves. We look at the deceptive practices of lying and manipulating done by others. We see the other as deceptive and we label their behavior as evil or hurtful. We get frustrated with the belief
I write as I am inspired by songs, as I have my music in play to comfort me and guide me in my thoughts and lead me to my tears. I listen so I can allow my mind to travel directed, allowing me less cerebral space, more room for my heart to feel…..just simply feel
There are an endless array of things that take place within a single day for us. Boil it down further and dissect it and the truth is that things shift within a glance, a beat of our heart, a thought. We often proclaim that we don’t like change but the fact is that we experience
The work I do as a psychologist has sometimes made me question my faith in God. This is not to claim that I question my own investment in our Creator, but rather prompts me to wonder if I am doing what is intended in terms of goodness and being on the right track. There are
There are days when I open my eyes and feel an ache in my gut that takes my breath before I can even express my gratitude for the day. This is the feeling of grief that comes from the experience of sadness. We each take turns with this experience, for one reason or another. To
It is December, the holiday season and every one of us has wishes in our heart for something that we crave to happen or to own. This is a magical time of year and we want, we simply want. It’s not tough to make to things happen. We need to be quietly contemplative and secure in
Love is forever present, it is all around us. We merely need to be open to it and believe that it is there, that it is good and we that we can touch it. And yet, somehow, we seem to move all around it. We flirt and play and fall deep and enjoy it, and then
My work is focused upon studying the human condition and measuring the impact of how we deal with what life delivers alongside attending to the role of intention, free will, and behavioral reactions. It’s all fascinating–all of the time. What is troublesome however is that we cannot know what lies ahead. The next steps can
In the Wizard of Oz, the Cowardly Lion is eager to go on the journey with Dorothy so the magical Wizard can install courage in him. The story is a classic and most of us have watched it repeatedly throughout our childhood. However, it appears to me that the fairytale message is not understood by all of us.
We see the signs but I wonder, as I read them, about the deeper meaning we have waiting for us with each one of them. On a winding and hilly road, this comes before my eyes and I laugh a bit as I think that even in my automobile, I am going to exercise caution.