Do you have an underlying policy of hatred?

Do you have an underlying policy of hatred?

A mother tries to get her young child to eat broccoli. “No! I don’t like it!” shrieks the child. “How do you know you don’t like it? You’ve never tried it!” pleads the mother. “No, I hate it!” Case closed. Tater tots it is. The child has his mind made up. Maybe it’s...
Obedience is not a dirty word, but a choice

Obedience is not a dirty word, but a choice

On a visceral level, what is your initial reaction to the word “obedient?” I suspect many of us have a negative, uncomfortable feeling associated with the word. Maybe it reminds us how much we don’t want to be controlled or told what to do. We want to be our own...
Managing holiday stress with a mindfulness approach

Managing holiday stress with a mindfulness approach

According to the 1963 classic Andy Williams Christmas song, we have now entered “The most wonderful time of the year.” Many of us believe and feel this to be true, but many also experience this to be the most stressful time of the year. For some, it’s a fine line...
Consider cultivating a healthier relationship with your self

Consider cultivating a healthier relationship with your self

What does it mean to be in a relationship? My guess is that what comes to mind first is what we consider to be our ‘primary relationship’ with our ‘significant other.’ For many, this would refer to a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend. For some, it could be a family...
Patience: The art of waiting calmly

Patience: The art of waiting calmly

Do some people just have more patience than others? Is patience something we have, or something we develop? How is it that some people seem to wait in line rather calmly, with a pleasant smile. Were they just born that way or did they have to work at it? Maybe...

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Psychological Fitness

“Psychological Fitness” is my monthly column featured in the Binghamton, NY Press & Sun Bulletin since 2004. This page highlights articles, or adaptations thereof, from that column.