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When Alcoholism is Treated as a Disease

“Whether I or anyone else accepts the concept of alcoholism as a disease doesn’t matter. What matters is when alcoholism is treated as a disease, those who suffer from it are ...

Two Kinds of Mistakes

There is the mistake of overdoing the defense of the status quo, the error of investing too much time and energy in keeping things as they are. And then there is the mistake made while ...

2012 Good Bye

Good bye 2012, and hello 2013. Dave Gaber

Happiness

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Marilyn Monroe Said It Well …

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as ...

How Important You Are …

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. You are the Light for yourself and others.

The World You Desires Can Be Yours …

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely ...

What To Do With Life …

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Fear and Love …

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, ...

What is Life About?

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”

What is Success?

To laugh often and love much; To win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; To ...

Holiday Season Stress …

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

When It’s Over …

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“What To Do When Mr. Disappointment Crashes Your Party” By Miles

On a dark night, recently, I was dismayed to greet Mr. Disappointment, who had come to call on me once again. These days, he often arrives to have a ‘party’ in my heart and mind. Accompanying ...

“Really … What Is Therapy?”

I met a new friend at Jim’s home. Sue is a lovely woman with extensive professional experience in the counseling and psychological fields. She said this to me, and it summed up ...
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Finding Peace Talking To Others

Sometimes talking with others, whether one person or a group, can create feelings of anxiety. Will they like me? What will they think? Will they judge me? Reject me? Make fun of me? The ...

I Dedicate This To You …

Here is a great quote I read everyday. I dedicate it to you and everyone who is Brave Enough to Live. “Some people are content to settle for less than what life has to offer … “Others ...

Never Need To Forgive Again

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is a characteristic of the strong. But, the “even stronger beings” do not project enemy images in the first place. Therefore they ...

How To Know Your Path

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” Lori Swift https://www.brave-enough-to-live.com https://www.facebook.com/Swift.Lori

Renewed Desire For Life Is Born

There will be a time, not so far from now, that you will look back on this phase of your life and instead of condemning it or beating up on it – instead of blaming or guilting ...