You Can Express Happiness for Others’ Successes, and Still Feel Disappointed by Your Losses

It’s perfectly normal and okay to feel happy for others and their successes, but at the same time also feel crappy about your own “less-than-successes”. I’ve missed out on and lost a lot in my life and you bet I feel pain when I see someone get something I want but couldn’t have or can’tContinue reading “You Can Express Happiness for Others’ Successes, and Still Feel Disappointed by Your Losses”

You Are Under No Obligation to be in The Holiday Spirit

Just about Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! But for some of us it can be really hard to get into the holiday spirit. Things like grief, illness, finances, and other life circumstances can get in the way for people who celebrate the holidays. If you just can’t bring yourself to care this year, that’s perfectlyContinue reading “You Are Under No Obligation to be in The Holiday Spirit”

It is absolutely okay to miss people.

It’s okay to miss people. It’s okay to miss things, places, smells, sounds. It’s okay to feel a sense of loss or longing. It’s okay if you still miss something that hurts or that you know is not good for you. It’s okay and it’s also normal and healthy. We are all affected by ourContinue reading “It is absolutely okay to miss people.”