What to Do When You Can't Press Through Emotional Pain

What to Do When You Can’t Press Through Emotional Pain

  I’ve been struggling emotionally. Personal frustrations, disappointments, and losses. Friends going through traumatic things. Being unable to help them. Unanswered questions of why and how come. Frustration. Sorrow. Grief. Uncertainty. Confusion. Pain. Pain. Pain. All different kinds. It’s worse when they all coalesce. Meld together in complexity making them larger than they are alone. […]

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Powerful Help for When Holidays Hurt

Emotional pain around a holiday has many sources. The emotions will sideline us if we fail to address them. I was reminded of that this past weekend. Both of the pain and the tools I needed to use. I got the turkey Sunday. Monday I had a meltdown. The night before my heart had broken […]

emotional hockey by moonlight

Emotional Hockey By Moonlight

The times we live in are precarious. I looked up that word to see if it meant what I thought. It does. It means uncertain, unstable, perilous, governed by things outside of our control. This past week I feel like the times have been playing hockey with my emotions. So…many awful and wonderful things going […]

When It’s Dark Inside

Last week I wrote on laughter. This week’s topic is totally different. Funny how things can change so quickly and deeply. Not funny haha like that post on laughing – but funny as in strange and unexpected. I want to tell you about a day I had this week. Maybe you have had a day […]

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The Price of Love

I was working on a post with a different topic but the bittersweetness of today begs to be shared. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey”. Kenji Miyazawa It is my mother in law Ann’s 80th birthday. She has Alzheimer’s. I hate Alzheimer’s. But I love Ann. So I’m going to […]