Why It’s So Hard to Let Others Care For You

Why It’s So Hard to Let Others Care For You

Both of us have experienced (and, so far, survived) cancer and its treatments multiple times. Evan twice, and Pat three times. On this matter, at least we can invoke authority through experience. When first diagnosed and in planning treatment, one can usually rely...
Take On The Random Acts Of Kindness Challenge Today

Take On The Random Acts Of Kindness Challenge Today

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness? Perhaps you got something in the mail, received a treat on your desk at work, or got a heartfelt phone call? Receiving a random act of kindness feels good. You feel valued, loved, and appreciated. But when...
5 Simple Acts of Service To Change Someone’s Life

5 Simple Acts of Service To Change Someone’s Life

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Have you ever felt lonely and sad and wonder if anyone even cares about you? It’s crippling to even think like that, right? Did you know that performing acts of service can make all that sadness go away and fill your heart in ways you...
What My Dog Taught Me About Acceptance

What My Dog Taught Me About Acceptance

Stretched into a Downward Facing Dog pose in a yoga class, I listened as the instructor talked about the “cycle of acceptance.” Modeled on Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s five stages of loss and grief, the cycle is a way of absorbing a painful blow and working your way...

How Reiki Can Help You Beat the Winter Blues

The days are shorter, nights are longer, and the holiday fanfare has come and gone, sometimes leaving you with loads of bills to pay. It’s no wonder that the winter blues are a regular visitor for many. Whether northern or southern hemisphere, winter happens...
How Empathy Changes the Way We Process Music

How Empathy Changes the Way We Process Music

Music seems to be a social glue. Think of how love songs enhance our romantic feelings, how marching bands intensify our affinity for the home team, or how huge rock concerts make us feel one with a crowd of thousands. Music has some special power to increase our...