Monday, February 26, 2018

Healing from Anxiety

What is the source of these difficulties and how can a person grow past them?


Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Other Woman

Imagine driving up to your house…you park the car…you walk through the front door…and you are stopped by the feeling that you’re in the wrong house. You look around and everything’s been changed: the furniture, the wall hangings, the carpeting – none of it is what you knew growing up. It’s all alien to you. Reluctantly, you step into your mother’s kitchen, the source of so many loving memories, and then it’s a complete mess…spoiled food and dirty dishes are piled everywhere. Never once did your mother’s kitchen look like this!

This is an actual description of what people can go through after their parent’s divorce or one parent dies and remarries. The home you once knew gets “remodeled” to enable the new couple to kick off their new life together unencumbered by the past.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Thoughts About Thinking



Psychologists have studied the way we think, and they've discovered that whatever we think about the most frequently, that's what we think is the “truth”. To put it another way, the ideas and thoughts we are most familiar with seem the most “true” to us, whereas we will question less familiar or frequent thoughts, and ask a lot more questions about whether they are really true.

Let's see how this works in practice: Let's say that you're someone who is used to thinking a lot of negative, discouraging thoughts. You read something, or you had a discussion with someone, which explained how great it is to talk to G-d every day, or how wonderful it would be to adopt a more spiritual approach to living your life and solving your problems. This is a new idea, a new way of thinking.