Resentment

Resentment is anger gone underground and stretched out over time.  When resentment seeps into the soil of our hearts it cultivates a victim mindset and a sour and ceaseless pursuit of personal and often selfish justice.  Resentment is what happens when we won’t let go of an offense but we also are unwilling to confront it head on. 

Resentment

Resentment is anger gone underground and stretched out over time.  When resentment seeps into the soil of our hearts it cultivates a victim mindset and a sour and ceaseless pursuit of personal and often selfish justice.  Resentment is what happens when we won’t let go of an offense but we also are unwilling to confront it head on. 

Boredom

Boredom

“This is so boring.”  My seven-year-old often says with his slight Boston accented “r”s common to young children.  I can’t say that I disagree.  In fact, many times I find  tasks, circumstances or (embarrassingly) things people are telling me boring… Maybe you can relate.

Fail Enough to Succeed

Loving and Listening to Yourself

Fail Enough to Succeed

Fail Enough to Succeed

If there is anything more damaging than the initial triggering event that sends us into an intense emotional reaction, it is the belief that comes fast on its heals, whispering to us,”You are not capable, not prepared and not enough to handle this.”  Most of us can get through the initial waves of fear anger or sadness that come in a crisis.  The displacement is uncomfortable and disorienting, but eventually we find our footing again.  The problem comes when we buy into the lie that we are unable to handle the situation we are in.  Hopelessness, powerlessness and despair start setting in.  When those take hold, it is a deep dark hole to climb out of.

Permission to Feel

Feeling Low