Articulate Gratitude

If you get a second chance after a traumatic period in life, or a third chance after making too many mistakes, or a fourth chance after a lot of heartache, those are real reasons to be grateful for. Sometimes they aren’t easy to put in words, because those experiences are monumental and rich in emotion,Continue reading “Articulate Gratitude”

Unexpected Kindness, Revisited

About a decade ago, I was coping with a situation that I found hard to free myself from and that was close to tragic. (I don’t use extreme descriptions for situations that are less than tragic, but that one was a downer in the category of “I don’t wish that on my enemies, ever”.) AContinue reading “Unexpected Kindness, Revisited”

Resilience through Self-Compassion

The only good that comes out of a series of heartbreaks is that, while you are having one, you know that you will get through it and be fine after. People who live guarded, or doubt that you can be hurt by anything but by your own thoughts, are out of touch with passion. MaybeContinue reading “Resilience through Self-Compassion”