denial

When we respond in an unhealthy manner, we quite simply need to fix it before we can move on. If you don’t, you will repeat that mistake over and over again while blaming everyone but yourself and wondering how all this bad stuff can happen to such a nice person. Here’s your answer: it keeps…

Read more If It’s Broke, Fix It!

Human life is filled with both the good and the bad. Despite this, there seems to be some sort of voluntary delusion that is part of human nature, causing us to believe that bad things shouldn’t happen to us. While most of us would never admit it, we can cope with other people’s tragedy without…

Read more Moving Beyond Tragedy

I have a lot of friends who are part of what I call “The Happy-Happy, Joy-Joy” movement, a movement that transcends spiritual and religious traditions in many ways, although some spiritualities are centered entirely on Happy-Happy Joy-Joy (HHJJ). I first experienced HHJJ in evangelical Christianity of the Televangelist bent. I still remember watching PTL, Jim…

Read more Is Denial Authentic Spirituality?