Make Everyday Independence Day

It takes a distinct form of courage to take on a job called “explosive ordnance disposal technician,” especially while serving in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan. Charlie is that kind of brave. Even while recounting how he was injured, Charlie is matter-of-fact. “I stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device). When I came to and […] Continue Make Everyday Independence Day

Be Aware of What’s Going On in Apologies and Forgiveness

Psychologist and popular writer, Harriet Lerner’s new book, Why Won’t You Apologize? analyzes the interwoven dynamics of what it is to apologize to and forgive another. Hers is one of the most realistic deconstructions of the two sides of a single coin that’s crucial to healthy relationships. Since apologies are something we can all do […] Continue Be Aware of What’s Going On in Apologies and Forgiveness

Right Now, Practice Giving Yourself Permission to Not Win an Argument

In all relationships, the need to win an argument, the need to be right, affects how we get along. And the other person in the debate probably has that same psychological need to be right as we do. So, this mutual motivation to be right is likely to multiply in every conflict, major or minor. […] Continue Right Now, Practice Giving Yourself Permission to Not Win an Argument

We Don’t Need a New Year to Take Back Our Lives

Another year has come to an end. But it’s just another artificial marker in the movement of time, meaningless in the natural scheme of things. We humans give it any meaning and power it has. For the rest of nature, December 31st is merely one day followed by another that might be no different than […] Continue We Don’t Need a New Year to Take Back Our Lives

Proper nutrition advantageous toward achieving fitness goals?

The answer is a definite YES! However, most people who exercise on a regular basis don’t follow nutritional guidelines or are just not aware of the advantages of such action. I might add that eating correctly will actually maximize one’s efforts in getting the best results from a workout. Just as a car needs fuel […] Continue Proper nutrition advantageous toward achieving fitness goals?

Sustainable Summer Sustenance

As we have welcomed the first day of summer and a beautiful strawberry moon, much warmer temperatures, we wear less clothing. We lounge by various bodies of water. We cook outside and reach for cold drinks. We set new goals for weight-loss, for bodies suitable for bathing suits, and we lament over the next class […] Continue Sustainable Summer Sustenance

The Key to the Success of Your Relationship?

Writers both online and in print have discovered that the quickest way to get a reader’s attention in a busy world is to put whatever one has to say into a list, preferably one that’s not too long. Lists simplify the reading and thinking process so that we only need to check off quickly what […] Continue The Key to the Success of Your Relationship?