Holidays and Appreciation

As this is the holiday season, I gave some thought as to what might be an appropriate post for “The Healing Project.”  While for many people, this is a joyous time of year, for countless others, it’s a time of stress and despair. As I am not a particularly religious person (I always call myself “spiritual but not religious”), I have had to give some consideration as to what this time of year represents to me.  In this post, I share some of my personal insights on Christmas and the holiday … [Read more...]

Gratitude Revisited

As this is the week of Thanksgiving, it seems apropos to revisit the important topic of gratitude.  I believe that gratitude is one of the critical ingredients for happiness!  When we are grateful for what we have, we are better able to live in the moment and enjoy our lives. The Glass is Half Full! No matter how many troubles we have at a given point in time, we can always find aspects of our lives that we appreciate and enjoy.   This "glass half-full" type of attitude can help us to embrace … [Read more...]