The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.
Robert M. Pirsig
Wondering what you can do to improve your marriage or committed relationship, even if your partner is resistant to change? Check out this video with Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., as he explains how it takes only one person to make a relationship better.
Just this week, for the first time I watched a popular online video, This Is Water, adapted from author David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College. Maybe you have seen it; the link is below: Read more »
Several years ago, when I worked as a bereavement counselor, I'd often receive puzzled looks at parties when people I hadn't met before asked where I worked. "You're a grief counselor?" they'd ask. "But isn't that depressing?" Actually, I'd say, it's just the opposite. One of the many things I enjoy about counseling those who have lost loved ones is that it brings a constant reminder of my own mortality. It's a wake-up call, reminding me that time is fleeting and precious. Some may call this morbid (well maybe just a little bit!), but I consider it inspiring.
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