Category: Suggestions

Strategies for Staying Sane: Achieving Mental Balance

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Molly was described by her friends as a well-developed negative personality. “She’s very good at seeing the dark side of things, but she does not often detect the positive aspects of her experiences,” they observed.…

Make a Wish

The fountain is round, shallow and it begs for your change, in exchange you can make a wish. We tossed two quarters into the pool,  watched them settle to the bottom preparing for fulfillment of our wishes. These things, wishes,…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Reprogramming Your Mind

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• George had been an unhappy and anxious person for most of his adult life. Finally, after many years of silently watching him suffer, his younger sister, Jennie, suggested he seek counseling and disclosed to him…

2:15 am

The air in the room sits still It’s not hot or cold, it’s indifferent  • Plainly, I can’t sleep My mind running in all directions Possibilities stirring everything but the air  • My purpose calls from several directions In silent…

Strategies for Staying Sane: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Charlene was very hard on herself and often put herself down.  While she’d never dream of verbally abusing or even harshly criticizing others, she nevertheless thought it was perfectly acceptable to treat herself in this…

Building Successful Relationships: Can You Trust Her? That Depends…

••• Gloria habitually made blanket statements about not being able to trust anyone. Her friend Karen never questioned anything or anybody. Guess which one frequently discovered someone had taken advantage of her? ••• We frequently hear people say, “He can’t…