Assertiveness

One of the most powerful coping skills are learned to use are my words with the belief that I deserve to be treated with respect.  I found this definition from Psychology Today: Demonstrating assertiveness means there’s no question where you stand, no matter the topic. Cognitively, to be assertive implies a lack of anxious thoughts…

What does home feel like?

Evan at Living Authentically posed this question: Take a moment to reflect on where you feel at home, and if you don’t feel at home anywhere – why not? Home is a loaded word for me. Growing up….the last place I wanted to be was home.  It was a 4 letter word along with other…

Feeling is living

Exceptional Living ‎”Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, and accept it.” ~ Unknown One of the things I learned was the part of living is feeling.  In a photography class several years ago before I integrated,…

Prayer

“Daddy’s Empty Chair” Daddy’s Empty Chair~~ A man’s daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow had…