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The Spirit Within

Inspirational Quote You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin A Father’s … Continue reading The Spirit Within

Theater of the Oppressed… To Truly Define Change

Inspiration When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation … Continue reading Theater of the Oppressed… To Truly Define Change

What You Didn’t Know… From the Candle Shop

Most of you know me as Dr. Tom. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. But what many of you may not have realized is that I … Continue reading What You Didn’t Know… From the Candle Shop

Inspiration: Laughter… It Brings Warmth to Life

Inspiration A good laugh is sunshine in the house. William Makepeace Thackeray The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed. Bennett Cerf The … Continue reading Inspiration: Laughter… It Brings Warmth to Life

Inspiration: The Best is Yet To Come

Dr. Tom explores using emotions as a tool to better our lives.

Day 29: My Personal Journey to Release Weight

The Journey Everything has a starting point. When things start, they have a degree of excitement. They have a degree of newness. When those same things become habit, become ritual, … Continue reading Day 29: My Personal Journey to Release Weight

Day 18: My Personal Journey to Release Weight

The Journey Continues… Dr. Tom explores with Ritual Breaks in a Weight Loss Journey.

Gratitude: A Forum with Dr. Tom

Gratitude is such a lost art in today’s fast pace society. Dr. Tom explores the psychological definition of this lost form of grace, and its implications for making society more civil.
What are you grateful for? Comment and Dr. Tom will be happy to answer your questions in his next forum.

On Forgiveness: Enacting a Path of Gratitude in Our Life to Achieve Optimal Wellbeing

The Buddha once said that holding on to anger is like grasping a hot stone with the intent of throwing at the person that caused the anger. The only person to get burnt is yourself.

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The Little Question with Big Answers: Developing Meaning in Life.

How do we make meaning in life. Take control over your destiny and determine the direction you want to take in your life.

Finding Balance: The Elusive Art of Cultivating Happiness

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to … Continue reading Finding Balance: The Elusive Art of Cultivating Happiness