I always found this story very inspirational: I once went to a circus and saw a huge elephant tied to a small pole with a rope, just standing there. So I wondered why the elephant is so obedient and doesn’t break away from the stick with all of its enormous strength and mass. So they

You Can Choose to be Happy

Abraham Lincoln and Meher Baba had it right, Lincoln with his belief that, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be” and Indian sage Baba with his reminder to followers, “Don’t worry, be happy.” Of course there’s more behind the simple advice. Life circumstances can raise or lower your level
Infidelity in a relationship can spread anger, guilt, depression, and shattered trust to both partners and their children, extended family and friends. If it’s happened in your relationship, you and your partner know just how painful it can be. It is one of the most common relationship problems; Therapists report that about half of their
Conflict is common to all relationships. When you start with two people from different backgrounds, with different opinions and personalities, it’s unavoidable. Add expectations and quirky habits, along with the challenges of daily living, and inevitably you will be disagreeing with your spouse or partner about something. In order to live happily ever after, the
Which do you remember in more detail, your most recent vacations or the day you bought your LCD TV or cell phone? What memory gives you the most joy? Aristotle remarked centuries ago that “wealth as a whole consists in using things rather than in owning them,” and he actually was not that far off,

How to forgive an infidelity

Infidelity is a traumatic experience that happens to many couples today, whether married, living together or exclusively dating. When it happens, emotions run high, ranging from pain and hurt to anger and revenge. Recovering from such an experience is never easy, but some couples do manage to work through it and stay together while others
When we feel attacked by someone, our relationship with them is often damaged as a result.  If only we could see how that person acted out of fear, our reaction would be much different. I propose the following exercise as an example:  next time you talk to someone (your partner, child, friend, boss etc.), try
I would like to begin a series of articles about words, beliefs and expressions that we use often in our daily lives but which can cause us great harm psychologically. I am going to begin with the concept of “normal”.  What is normal?  When we say (or think) that this or that is the “normal”