How Your Hidden Story Focuses on the Empty Half of the Half-Full Glass

Recently my son was having an episode of seasonal allergy.  His sinuses were stuffed up and while his discomfort wasn’t terrible, it was bothering him enough that he had a hard time falling asleep.  I offered to stay with him but he wanted his mother.  So she went and stayed with …

Making Friends with Disappointments Can Transform Us

Disappointments must be on the top of everyone’s list of uncomfortable emotions. We abhor disappointments.  We set up entire industries (insurance = insure + assurance?) to reduce the gut-wrenching punch of disappointments.  It seems like humanity is in a war against disappointments.  From legal contracts to marriage vows, we seek …

Two Ways in Which Music Helps You Manage Your Mood

It’s ironic that when self is the only thing you can control, that’s one thing you often feel powerless to.  If you feel that you are a slave to your mood’s haphazard whims, like a pendulum in stormy wind, then you’re getting weighed down by a backlog of emotions from …