For a very long time I was terrified of failure. The motivating force in my life was striving for perfection. I was always working towards being the best daughter, student, employee, partner, etc. But the problem with being focused on perfection is that it means you don’t take risks. When you are focused on success, you try to limit the opportunities for failure.
What makes some people happier than others? Is it money? A big family? Lots of friends? Attitude? Genetics? Research in the field of Positive Psychology has examined this issue. Happiness is a result of our genes, our circumstances and ourselves.
Relationships are complicated. So why do we believe that grief should be simple? Just as every relationship is different, so is the grieving process. Just as there is no “right way” to love, there is no “right way” grieve.
I was driving late one night recently and a song with the following lyrics came on the radio. “I finally found true love. I finally found true love. And it turns out all along, my true love was me.” I was quite moved and thought about how hard the journey to self love can be. […]
I used to work primarily with Alzheimer patients and their families. I was always amazed at the creative approaches families would use with their loved ones. Often in Alzheimer’s as the disease progresses, daily decision making becomes more and more difficult. I had two families who were having the same problem, when mom dressed in […]