Modalities

New Directions: ALTERNATIVE TO PATIENCE

pa·tience ˈpāSHəns noun 1.the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. “You can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross” I had to laugh when I saw the latest topic for our articles.  It brought vividly…

Row: On Patience

‘Calm and self controlled’, one of the synonyms for ‘patience’, might well describe me now, but I certainly have not always been that way. With an abusive husband/father, and four children to care for after my divorce, too many times I was anything but calm. My attitude toward…

Patience: Lesson in the Power of Acceptance

 “Patience is about discovering who you are, what you can stand and what you can’t stand” – Bkundo Onyari My niece who is in her first year in the university asked me an interesting question, whether I could be interested to acquire the services of someone who can…

Patient Patients

She left the house early not to be late for her 10 AM doctor’s appointment. Jane was a good patient, well mannered and kind of cheery, if anything: optimistic. Though she arrived with ample time to spare, there were three early birds ahead of her. An “Awe” utter…

How to Say No

Generally speaking, people can’t say no to someone for asking them for something because they are so worried about upsetting the person or lack the courage to turn down the request. People often dislike disagreeing or believe saying yes is easier than saying no. Others can simply not…

New Directions: The Choice is Up to You

As a life/wellness coach the notion of choices is at the root of my practice as most folks who find me are in a quandary about the next steps to take on this journey we call life.  Some folks that see me don’t really believe they have any…

Choice: A Primal Concept

How far back in history does the notion of “Choice” find its origin? Obviously, that had to be an act of God or whatever Supreme Being you believe existed back then. Does God choose? Of course not! Isn’t God supposed to be spontaneous? So my question to you…

Starrdust: 2016 – A Choice of Translucence

2016 is upon us, and resolutions will undoubtedly be abundant. But what is a resolution but a choice?  And what is a choice without its due follow-through? “A choice without follow-through is but a lie,” some might say, and they would be right. Well, here is my resolution…

Silent Night/Holy Night

We always started our celebration of Christmas at midnight. My gift to family members and guests was their own personal ornament, which they each hung on our live tree with their own blessing. Afterwards, we would convene in the living room, where we watched the children open their bounty….

New Directions: Families, What a Red Hot Mess!

What a potential “hotbed” of emotions the word ‘Families’ can stir up especially around significant holidays.  Holidays that we have been led to believe should always have an expression akin to a Norman Rockwell painting or The Walton’s, an old television program fraught with Hallmark moments. For those…