A Beautiful Morning in Santa Barbara!

March 18, 2012anxiety, attitude and focus, blessings, choices, depression, empowerment, grief, relationship issues, resiliency, self-care, sorrow, stress management

We had a beautiful snow-topped mountain scene to wake up to in Santa Barbara this morning!  That doesn’t often happen here, so it was quite a sight to behold!  Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long.  Before noon, it was just a beautiful memory — along with a great photo! We are left with two choices.  … Read More

Create a Circle of Kindness Around You, Wherever You Go!

January 20, 2012anxiety, blessings, connections, depression, grief, kindness, relationship issues, sadness, sorrow

 “Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  When we’re on the outside looking in, we can form a perception that isn’t very accurate.  We might judge people as being unfriendly, when if the truth … Read More

The Sadness of Holidays

December 10, 2011anxiety, connections, depression, grief, holidays, sadness, self-care, sorrow

Do you ever walk down neighborhood streets at night, and think about the warm glowing scenes you see through the uncovered windows?  I do!  I like to imagine the happiness inside those homes!  Sometimes, though, that isn’t the reality contained within.  Particularly at holidays, the scene can look festive, but the feelings inside people aren’t … Read More