Tag Archives: Adaptation

Life is difficult but any given individual moment can be simple

Life is difficult but any given individual moment can be simple. In every moment, when we are awake, we can make a conscious choice to accept or to change our situation. Consciously choosing to accept or change things is a path to a more effective, more meaningful life. If we attempt acceptance, we use mindfulness […]

Read more

Freedom happens now, not later

Hey- I wrote this 11 years ago. I found it on a hard drive while I was looking for another file. It is a bit simplistic but it has some ideas that are quite powerful if you actually follow up on them. ~~ Cliff When I think about my work as a psychotherapist and counselor, […]

Read more

Equanimity comes and goes

Sand mandalas are beautiful works of Tibetan spiritual art. Over the course of several days or even several weeks an intricate mandala is created on the ground by monks using colored sand or crushed colored rock. Once the mandala has been created it is destroyed and the materials used in its creation are returned to […]

Read more

A few seconds can change your life

On Monday, April 4th, I awoke and went through my normal morning routine. In checking the weather I noticed that there was “possibly severe weather” predicted for the day- that’s typical for this time of year for those of us who live in a tornado alley. My wife Carol left the house on foot for […]

Read more

That is why I succeed

‘I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot . . . and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.’ – Michael Jordan

Read more