Softening the Sharp Edges Around Anger

  As we settle into the holiday season, and what is for many a period of over-scheduling and overwhelm, I thought I would address and “unpack” a prominent, recurring emotion that seems out-of-place during Christmas.  Anger, however, is an emotion that is activated by deeper feelings that are at the core of what is making […]

Your words matter (and you matter too!)

In addition to writing this blog, I get to manage the Life Skills Resource Group Facebook and Twitter pages.  This is a lot of fun, because it involves looking for materials which others would enjoy or benefit from.  I get to look at lots of inspirational and philosophical messages and read lots of articles, trying […]

Unusual Tools

“The things which hurt, instruct.” -Benjamin Franklin So, I’m reading this fantastic book called The Tools: Transform Your Problems Into Courage, Confidence and Creativity by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. But I hope you don’t read it, because then you wouldn’t need me. No, I’m kidding. Read this book. It’s about tapping into that part […]

This Thing Called Love

by Dr. Dar Relishing perfect times. People seem friendlier. Colors are brighter. Food tastes better. The world is transformed to a shimmering newness. Experiencing an improved self-image. Enjoying more energy and enthusiasm and optimism and playfulness. Ahhhh, yes. The joy of romantic attraction and falling in love! What causes the rush of good feeling that […]