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Posts from ‘December, 2011’

Give and You Shall Receive

There are so many ways of giving. You can give your time and you can give your money. You can give to people you don’t know through charitable organizations. You can give to groups that support your philosophy or values.

The saying goes, “The more you give, the more you shall receive.” This is very true, because giving allows the free flowing movement of more of the same. Give with no expectation of getting anything back. Give because it feels good and it is a way of expressing your gratitude for someone or something that made you feel good.charitable-giving-3

Did your religious leader inspire you today, leaving you feeling uplifted and renewed?… CONTINUE READING

Fragmented Families

Is it possible to make amends with a family member who you haven’t spoken to in ten/twenty/thirty years? There are so many reasons not to give in. The insults, neglect, and insensitivity you experienced are valid reasons to refrain from speaking again. But if you feel it’s long enough and you are ready — can you laugh, joke and be family again in spite of all your history? Is it realistic to mend your broken hearts and heal the wounds?

I think so, if the desire is there and both parties are flexible. Change is the important element to reconciliation. If both family members are resistant, rigid, stagnant and maintaining their stand on who’s right and who is wrong, there is no room for restoring that emotional connection so important in the healing process.… CONTINUE READING