“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 ...
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 ...
Good bye 2012, and hello 2013.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
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, ...
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
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;
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
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.
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 ...
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?
Make fun of me?
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 …
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 ...
“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.”
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 ...