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 does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung A Father’s Guide to Wisdom I am going back to my roots here. Yes, as a father, I… Continue Reading
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 am also the head of Carole’s Candles, a long time aromatherapy business that put me through college. Over the past few weeks, you will find… Continue Reading
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 Philosopher’s Corner Today I ran into this slight bit of Christian Humor. I thought I would share with you. Even though it is of the… Continue Reading
Dr. Tom explores using emotions as a tool to better our lives.
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, they assume a new direction in our life. I am not down on myself here. So don’t get the wrong idea. I am talking about… Continue Reading
The Journey Continues... Dr. Tom explores with Ritual Breaks in a Weight Loss Journey.
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.
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.
How do we make meaning in life. Take control over your destiny and determine the direction you want to take in your life.
“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 be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”… Continue Reading