Give Them a Day Pass

Give Them a Day Pass

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels There are people in my life who I put in jail. At some point in my life, our paths crossed, and I got hurt. I blamed them for my pain and locked them away for life so they could never hurt me again. Many of the people I locked away...
Press On or Time for a Break?

Press On or Time for a Break?

Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels Over the years, I’ve read or heard a sentiment expressed that if the conditions of your life are challenging, learn to love them before making any changes. Or something to that effect. There is some merit to this idea. If I just cut and...
Approval.  The Consolation Prize

Approval. The Consolation Prize

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels I heard Byron Katie say that if she had a prayer, it would be, “God save me from the pursuit of love, approval and appreciation.” That got my attention.  She went on to say that the effort we put into getting love, approval, or...
Fear of Rejection, Abandonment, Conflict, or Criticism

Fear of Rejection, Abandonment, Conflict, or Criticism

We are able to feel fear because fear can help us quickly and efficiently act to avoid harm or death when there is a real threat to our safety.  But living with fear of rejection, abandonment, conflict, or criticism does just the opposite.  This kind of chronic,...