You Don’t Know the Pain You Carry

You Don’t Know the Pain You Carry

    You don’t know how much pain you have until you get help. I heard this statement come out of my mouth after a recent hip replacement. I feel renewed and with no pain I can do what it takes to be walking well again. I sat and pondered this statement and started to think back over my life. This is an interesting statement. I was thinking about how I stayed  in a destructive relationship for 23 years.  There was a lot of good but there was also a lot of bad. Some would say you need to take…
Kick Red to the Curb

Kick Red to the Curb

We have gone red in our area of the world because of an upswing of COVID. There is no time like the present for showing our collective resilience. We got our numbers down before and we can do it again. I know I will be doing my part. How about you? If you are struggling with this, who are you talking with? Who are you allowing into your mind space during this time? We really do not have control over how we feel or what is happening physically in our bodies, but we do have more control over our thoughts…
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The Saga of the Socks

On November 6 I had hip replacement surgery. It has been quite a journey of healing and learning. First, I until this point, I had never had surgery and I may have had a couple of stitches once in my life when I cut my thumb by accident. When I found myself needing to depend more on my other half, it was quite a humbling experience. You see I worked very hard in my lifetime to be an independent person and taking responsibility for myself. I continued to do that but I still needed help. I think the biggest thing…
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Personal Responsibility Equals Happiness

“Happiness occurs most often when we are willing to take responsibility for our behaviour. Irresponsible people, always seeking to gain happiness without assuming responsibility, find only brief periods of joy, but not the deep- rooted satisfaction which accompanies responsible behavior.”  Dr. William Glasser 1965   Sit with this quote for a few minutes and think about all the times you were not happy. Now ask yourself, was I being responsible and in control of my life? I bet if you really look at it you were waiting for someone else to do something to “make” you happy.  Much of the…