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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
—Albert Einstein

Accommodation or Transformation?

The heart is the literal and metaphorical center of our lives. We have either an open heart toward life or we may be closed hearted. Our response toward life may be one full of heartache or heartfelt joy. Acceptance seems to be one of the characteristics of being open hearted: especially acceptance of ourselves, gifts and flaws, good and bad. Read More

Success as a Risk Factor for Relapse

Often, great success ushers in the dominating ego. The ego wants to muscle in, take all the credit, and bask in the limelight. But when the ego-self “feels invincible” like “nothing can touch me,” we are at a high risk for relapse. Read More

Practice Perspectives

This lawyer has finally found joy in the practice of law by letting go of perfectionism and inner self-critique. This new found joy was ushered in once the lawyer accepted that he/she may make mistakes from time to time. Read More

You Might as Well Face It: You're Addicted to Success

Over-identification with work is one of many culprits in the epidemic of recession-related anxiety and depression seen today.

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7 Tips for Dealing with Life if You Can't Afford a Therapist

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Something to Consider

Thanks, Robert Frost by David Ray

Do you have hope for the future?
someone asked Robert Frost, toward the end.
Yes, and even for the past, he replied,
that it will turn out to have been all right
for what it was, something we can accept,
mistakes made by the selves we had to be,
not able to be, perhaps, what we wished,
or what looking back half the time it seems
we could so easily have been, or ought...
The future, yes, and even for the past,
that it will become something we can bear.
And I too, and my children, so I hope,
will recall as not too heavy the tug
of those albatrosses I sadly placed
upon their tender necks. Hope for the past,
yes, old Frost, your words provide that courage,
and it brings strange peace that itself passes
into past, easier to bear because
you said it, rather casually, as snow
went on falling in Vermont years ago.


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