GRAVITATING TOWARD GRATITUDE: GAINING EMOTIONAL COMFORT

2021-10-05T16:31:23-04:00

Photo from Shell Phelps By Shell Phelps How do you cope when navigating through these uncharted territories? How do you find emotional comfort when trying to find a new sense of normal?  Since the world has essentially slowed down our fast-paced lifestyle (for now), it’s time to reassess how you want to live your life. Take this opportunity to re-evaluate your daily routines and thought patterns, to gain fresh new perspectives, to reset and reacclimate to new ones. There are countless aspects of life you could fully embrace right now; take advantage of them and transcend into a state of gratitude.  [...]

GRAVITATING TOWARD GRATITUDE: GAINING EMOTIONAL COMFORT2021-10-05T16:31:23-04:00

GRATITUDE FOR SACRED SAFE SPACES

2020-11-01T09:24:54-05:00

Photo by Hian Oliveira on Unsplash By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC Your sacred space is where you find yourself again and again. ~Joseph Campbell To heal, we must feel. Yet, one can’t easily feel unless “held” in a safe way.  We all need this. We need the experience of security that comes from feeling safe, where we can simply be and feel trusting there. In the comfort of such security, we might then allow ourselves to drop down into turbulent waters — the waters of big emotions, especially the core ones: anger, fear, sadness, joy, disgust, excitement, and sexual excitement. For [...]

GRATITUDE FOR SACRED SAFE SPACES2020-11-01T09:24:54-05:00

GRATITUDE FOR FLOWERS AND CLOUDS: A LESSON FROM CARING FOR MY MOTHER

2021-02-04T15:12:40-05:00

Photo on Unsplash By Beth Johnston “I want to tell you how much I miss my mother. Bits of her are still there. I miss her most when I’m sitting across from her.” — Candy Crowley Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and be grateful. My mom is 82 and has Alzheimer’s. I am her primary caregiver. I’ve had to come to terms with the loss of the mother I knew, and I’m learning how to embrace the woman she has become.  My mom and I have experienced what I deem a typical mother-daughter relationship. I was the oldest [...]

GRATITUDE FOR FLOWERS AND CLOUDS: A LESSON FROM CARING FOR MY MOTHER2021-02-04T15:12:40-05:00

ODE TO MY DAUGHTER

2020-11-01T09:25:05-05:00

Photo from Mikki Moscara By Mikki Moscara “Oh, she’s so pretty!” That’s the first thing I said when the doctor laid her in my arms for the first time. I finally got to meet the person I had been talking to for nine months, and she was perfect in every way to me. Those big blue eyes stared back at me, and I realized I could never love anything more than my daughter.  Over the past fifteen years, I have grown more and more grateful to live in a world at peace and with a more open mind due to perspectives [...]

ODE TO MY DAUGHTER2020-11-01T09:25:05-05:00

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK WITH JENINE HOWARD

2021-03-29T10:25:06-04:00

Photo by Emily Rose Imagery By Marji Wisniewski Before our interview, all I knew about Jenine Howard was that she was the wife of UM basketball's head coach, Juwan Howard. To find out more, I started with checking out her social media profile; I was instantly intrigued. Jenine doesn’t define herself as Juwan Howard’s wife (even though they make an awesome team). She has many diverse passions and plays many roles in her life. As she begins to write her next chapter here in Ann Arbor, she’s looking forward to discovering herself even more.  Mother| Life Partner | Creative | Truth [...]

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK WITH JENINE HOWARD2021-03-29T10:25:06-04:00
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