Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. - Alfred A. Montapert Recently, I was asked why I think people are growing more and more attached to their pets, especially older folks. I was stunned by the question. I think only ... Continue Reading »
Sort Out the Trash!
Ever been scammed? Bites, doesn't it? Well, the Federal Trade Commission wants to help you bite back by keeping you up-to-date on all the latest rip-offs making their way to your phones, inboxes, TVs, and snail mail. It's called Scam Alerts - What to know and do about scams in the news. With the gift-giving holidays fast approaching, before ... Continue Reading »
Imagination can open up new opportunities to help you out of a bad situation, or hurt you as you follow it down a rabbit hole to nowhere. It all depends on whether you control it or it's controlling you! Sometimes the greatest threats we face, the most insurmountable obstacles, don't really exist anywhere but in our minds. The reverse is true, ... Continue Reading »
Are you living in your own paradise, but feel as if you're lost on a deserted island longing to get to the "real" world? Have you reached a great destination in your life, but just can't see it because your attention is always being drawn to the horizon, not to the beauty of the ground under your feet? Specifically, would you be happy where you are ... Continue Reading »
How do you hold yourself together when you feel like everything in your life is about to fall apart--or worse, already has? Keeping it together requires sorting out your interior structural supports from the flimsy exterior scaffolding of things outside yourself. What is it that truly strengthens the structural integrity of you? Your structural ... Continue Reading »
What are your true colors? Are you sure you know which are real and which are put on in an effort to manipulate others into accepting you? Has anyone ever accused you of being a chameleon, as if that's a bad thing? Picking and choosing what sides of your personality to show or conceal depending on whom you're with doesn't have to mean that ... Continue Reading »