Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. --Buddha

Monday, May 09, 2005

Being a teenager today can mean serious struggles in school, home, and social environments. Outside of the typical teen pressures, teenagers are also having to deal with a staggering divorce rate among parents, absence of parental guidance, and a lack of balance in their lives. This balance can be broken up into several areas: spiritual, emotional, physical. Without attention in all of these areas, a child can and does experience feelings of depression, neglect, or even anger and these feelings usually manifest in the following ways: overweight, laziness/lethargy, outbursts, acting out, unmotivated, drop in grades, low self-worth and the list goes on. Parents or legal guardians have a responsibility in getting their child the help that they may need during these times of struggle. Our children rely heavily on the guidance of the adults in their lives, even though at times they seem to resist it. The first step in helping our children is by setting an example for them to follow. Sometimes, that means getting help for ourselves first, and allowing our children to reap the benefits of us having a solid foundation for balance in our lives. Everyone benefits from balance. Any change, however, is an incredible act of courage... whether it's the child or the parent. Courage is what is needed here... the Courage to change the things we can. So, we have an important decision to consider. Do I have the Courage to change and bring balance into my life and the lives of my children?

Thursday, April 07, 2005

The mind is only capable of responding with whatever has been programmed into it. We can dismantle the realities that do not serve us by learning to Forgive.

Dr. Michael Ryce
"Why Is This Happening To Me...Again?!"

Monday, February 28, 2005

Where is it written what it is I'm meant to be? It all began the day I found that from my window I could only see a piece of sky. I stepped outside and looked around. I never dreamed it was so wide or even half as high. The time had come to try my wings; even though it seemed at any moment I could fall. I felt the most amazing thing... the things you can't imagine if you've never flown at all, though it's safer to stay on the ground. Sometimes where danger lies, there the sweetest of pleasures are found. No matter where I go, they'll be memories that tug at my sleeve, but there will also be more to question yet more to believe. The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize the less I know. Each step I take, each page I turn, each mile I travel only means the more I have to go. What's wrong with wanting more?! If you can fly then soar. With all there is, why settle for just a piece of sky?
Barbara Streisand

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

If you do not go go without.