How to Accept the Apology You Never Received

In an ideal world, everyone that causes harm to another, either intentionally or unintentionally, would immediately offer up a genuine apology: accepting responsibility, acknowledging the pain, express empathy and remorse, immediately changing behavior and, if appropriate, making amends for the damage caused. But we know that rarely happens. And it never happens as quickly asContinue reading “How to Accept the Apology You Never Received”

Time Travel and the Road to Acceptance

We enjoyed a little “date afternoon” Saturday as a way to extend the holiday and break up the monotony of post-camping laundry. We were both in complete agreement about the move for the day – Mockingjay Part I, which Brock calls the “Star Wars for the next generation.” It’s such a universal story – the struggleContinue reading “Time Travel and the Road to Acceptance”

Rock Paper Scissors

During much of my divorce, I felt like I was playing Rock Paper Scissors against a much more skilled opponent. Whenever I would pull out the scissors, out would come the rock, crushing my hopes and my progress. So I would retire the pointed attack, opting for the pliability of paper, only to face theContinue reading “Rock Paper Scissors”

Resistance is Futile

Resistance is futile. So why do I grip in my hamstrings as I bend to touch my toes? Resistance is futile. So why do I kick up excuses at well-aimed suggestions? Resistance is futile. So why do I struggle against change?   Perhaps because resistance is human.   We assume that everything will be aContinue reading “Resistance is Futile”