Tag Archives: healing

I want to fix people

I have a problem I’m just beginning to admit: I want to fix people. I want to fix people by giving them a book, loaning them a CD, reading them a scripture passage. I want to fix people because their … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Metaphors for Living

Easter weekend provides us with three metaphors from which to live our lives: Good Friday is the day of the cross. If we live out of a Good Friday metaphor we see ourselves on the cross; We focus on the … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Better Self-Talk

If you have ever found yourself using negative self-talk, this is a great article. The author invites us to “[b]ecome your own source of calm and encouragement.” 5 Tips for Better Self-Talk. “Right now, you are probably getting an earful from your … Continue reading

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Facing our own darkness

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope

I am delighted to announce that my book is coming out on the 30th. My sincere thanks to all those who have shared my journey and contributed to my story. http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426982211&sr=1-1&keywords=Mona+villarrubia

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Daily Quote and Self-Coaching Challenge: Coping with Life Difficulties and Losses

Originally posted on Growth Mindset: Be a Life-long Learner :
A Self-Coaching “Smart-Step” approach to Coping with anxiety and difficult times Daily Quote: ” When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”.–Viktor Frankl  Through…

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Unconditional Meaningfulness

Viktor Frankl wrote, “What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms” (Man’s Search for Meaning, 118). Frankl developed a therapeutic … Continue reading

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What meaning can I find in tragedy?

Tragedy, grief, loss, what meaning can I find in this? Where is God in all this? Have I lost God along with my son? How can I make sense of things going forward? How can I find a new way … Continue reading

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Discovering hope again

Discovering hope is different when you are coming at it from the other side – from a period of having none. You are coming to it for a second time, or third or more. The meaning of hope has changed … Continue reading

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There’s No Comparison

We should not judge ourselves as superficial or dismiss our pain as nonsense simply because someone else’s suffering is bigger or deeper. Someone who loses a pet can be just as devastated as someone who has lost a husband. And … Continue reading

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