Avoiding holiday depression & stress

It's Christmas!  We gather to celebrate Christmas, if we are Christian, or Hannukah or. . . But the common factor is it frequently includes lots of family time.  Our culture (think, Hallmark channel movies) shows that this is "supposed" to be a time of greater joy.  However, for a lot of people the increased family … Continue reading Avoiding holiday depression & stress

The enemy within

  “Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either  --  But right through every human heart  --  And through all human hearts.    This line shifts.     Inside us, it oscillates with the years.      And even within … Continue reading The enemy within

What do we need to feel secure?

What do we need, in order to come out of our shell? To feel secure? To feel that we are competent at what we do? I remember being struck by actress Jodie Foster's response in an interview after she won a best actor Oscar. She said, "I thought it was a fluke. I thought everybody … Continue reading What do we need to feel secure?