Tag Archives: worry

Emotionally Managing Hard Times

With all the bad economic news most of us have been feeling incredibly stressed out lately. The fiscal cliff looming. Even if you still have your job, it is likely that your savings have taken a big hit. Our retirement plans have been run through the shredder and for many of us our job security is now hanging by a thread. Despite the drop in gas prices we feel strapped and the holidays are here…

An Antidote to Worry

Nobody likes to worry. Usually people think that whether they should worry depends on what is going on in their lives.. Every day … I would like you to take a few minutes to practice being grateful. It doesn’t matter whether you think of something big or small, as long as your grateful feeling is pure and brings a smile to your lips….

Why Worrying Doesn’t Work

Worry is the invitation to the universe to provide what you are worried about. Like attracts like and worry attracts more things to worry about. The simple, but not easy, alternative is to imagine what you want and be grateful in advance for getting it. Imagining what you want and being grateful for it

Feeling Good While People are Suffering in Japan

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Many have lost their homes and loved ones and might also be vulnerable to exposure from radiation. My heart goes out to these people, but still I am able to enjoy my life. Does my feeling good mean that I don’t really care about these people? Does compassion mean I have to suffer along with others’ suffering. Am I shallow to watch all that basketball, but not do anything directly to aid those who are suffering in Japan?

Go with the Flow and the Ebb

I’ve been in private practice for more than 30 years. Throughout this time my business has ebbed and flowed…My greatest challenge has been to appreciate what is occurring at any particular time. I can be out of sync with my life no matter what is happening. When things are slow I worry about money. When I’m busy I ”kvetch” (Jewish complaining)…Maybe I need to accept that life is always working and give up the need to always understand exactly how. It seems that I always find myself back to this place where the best strategy is to let go and trust that everything is always working out, and that it always will; even when I’m caught in the insane delusion that there is something wrong…I invite you to figure out where you get caught in not accepting what is…