Hibernation.

Normally, I post a new blog post as close to the 1st of each month as I can. This month, I'm 12 days late. It's because I've been hibernating. Maybe you have, too. 

With all the changes that have come about in the world because of COVID-19 in the past few months, one change is fairly universal: we are all home more often. Even the people who are still working a full-time job at their place of work are home more often. No gyms. No movie theaters. No restaurants. No social gatherings. We are forced to spend more time at home occupying ourselves. For some people, this transition came easily while for others, it may have felt like torture to no longer go out like normal. No matter what, it's something we are not used to. 

Centuries ago, human beings used to "hibernate" in the winter months. That changed when the world become more industrialized. Businesses now keep their hours the same regardless of what time the sun ...

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Love the Fear.

It was some time ago when I was in a therapy session of my own that my therapist said, "The opposite of fear is love." It took me awhile before I fully understood what she was talking about. In sessions since, this has come up multiple times. She refers to different emotions as being in the "fear family" or the "love family." Members of the fear family include anxiety, overwhelm, anger, hurt, etc. while the love family includes courage, peace, joy, and more. 

More than ever, the world needs love right now. Sure, love can't cure a virus. Love can't lift shelter-in-place orders, but it can help us feel better. I've seen and heard about many acts of love, including neighbors buying groceries for each other, the movement to sew medical masks, and people just calling each other more than usual. These are beautiful things taking place; that's the good news. The bad news is that there are a whole lot of people dying and there is a lot of u ...

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The "Right" Time

The most common question I ask myself when making decisions is, "Is this the right time?" I probably ask it (or some variation of it) at least once a week, sometimes once a day. Sometimes it might be about small things such as, "Is this the right day to clean the house?" or "Is this the right time to buy this (or should I wait until payday)?" Sometimes it's about medium things such as, "Is this the right time to have this serious conversation?" or bigger things such as "Is this the right time to buy a new house?" My bet is that you likely ask yourself this same question with various situations in your own life.

Whenever we're facing the thought of a big life change (switching jobs, ending/entering a relationship, moving, etc.), it can be easy to think that if we just do it at the "right" time that it will somehow be easier. When we get caught up in thinking this way, typically one of two things happen: we either don't ever d ...

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