In a time not so “bygone,” tobacco companies spent big money to get people addicted to their products. Movies and television were filled with people smoking. Advertising was rampant. Cigarette manufacturers bent the truth to boost their cigarette sales goals, telling consumers that dentists and physicians preferred to smoke particular brands. Cigarette smoking was even … Continue reading What will it take to quit smoking today?
Any suicide is an imponderable, if not unconscionable thing. It becomes all the more difficult to grasp in the life of one who seemingly has it all. Robin Williams had talent, success, fame and wealth. He had around him people who loved him, who cared for him quite deeply. There were, undoubtedly, many who would … Continue reading Isolation: The true culprit behind Robin Williams’ suicide
We watch the clock. We believe that time is controlling our days and nights. But really? I didn’t notice when “productivity” became the twenty-first century buzz word. But this idea isn’t new. Success is measured in terms of output and acquisition, right? At social functions, people ask, “And what do you do?” After all, the … Continue reading You’ll Never ‘Find The Time’
Traumatic events change us. Without exception, traumatic events have powerful effects on those who endure them. This may include the loss of a loved one, serious medical issues, military combat, natural disasters, etc. What can vary are our responses to those events. We can stuff it and prolong the suffering, or we can find ways … Continue reading How to Find Healing after Traumatic Events