Try the mantra, “I did not expect this, but I accept this. Maybe everything is okay.”
And then see what shows up in your life!
I have never considered myself an angry person who flies off the handle when something happens. So I found myself extremely surprised when my daughter approached her teenage years and there was yelling in our home. To be clear, some of that yelling was coming from me!
I could argue that my anger was coming from a response to my daughter yelling at me for not agreeing with her or trying to help her get to school on time. I could speculate that my anger was a result of what I perceived was her lack of appreciation for what I do for her every day. Read more >
It has been a few days since hurricane Sandy reached the Northeast and caused havoc for millions. I remained in my apartment in New York City for three days with my two daughters without electricity or water. The days had their challenges but I noticed how my daughters and I all stayed together the entire time. We ate, slept, talked and played together. We laughed about the non-working toilet that was starting to smell and the hard biscuits I made in the dark. Read more >
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