Posts Tagged ‘Letting Go’

Peony Envy… Self Diagnosed and Cured

(posted by Jeanne on 4-27-2011)

I suffered from Peony envy for years and didn’t even know it. I loved those cotton candy blossoms in my grandmother’s garden but by the time my aunts and cousins divvied up the cuttings to transplant I was away at college. We talked about slicing off sprigs for me but never got around to it. As my friends and I settled into houses and gardens of our own, I began to notice the flowers again… bursting, blooming and beckoning. Read more »

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The Red Hat

(posted by Jeanne on 11-10-2010)

Seven years ago on Veteran’s Day, Chuck and I took the kids to Manhattan to ice skate and see the parade. While window shopping, I noticed a red hat for sale and remembered a conversation I’d had with my mother. She talked about wanting a hat for her Red Hat Society lunch but couldn’t justify the expenditure. She’d been diagnosed with Read more »

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Snake Story

(posted by Jeanne on 10-26-2010)

Light & Sweet:
And the snake reminded the man he’d just bit, “You knew what I was when you picked me up!” - The Young Man & the Snake Story

Slice of Love:

Snake Story…

Many people walk into my office feeling betrayed by a loved one or friend. Some have moved on from those who hurt them and others seek help and support as they end a “bad” relationship. Oftentimes, my client will tell story after story about one person with the same theme and varying content. It helps people to repeat their stories in order to understand what went wrong and determine what boundaries and distance to assert. Though this process has therapuetic value, the telling of these stories can become Read more »

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Max a Million

(posted by Jeanne on 8-24-2010)

Max a Million

Years ago, the mother of a five year old boy explained her uneasiness about how things would turn out for him though she had no particular reason to worry. I haven’t met a mother who didn’t feel this way at one time or another. But I knew Read more »

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Crystal Ball

(posted by Jeanne on 8-24-2010)

Crystal Ball
This five step process helps us find a balance between contributing to a desired outcome and letting it go. The technique requires that we look into a crystal ball (real or imagined); envision a desired outcome; contribute to the outcome; accept a likely or reasonable outcome; raise the ball and symbolically turn the outcome over to God; Then ask for more.

The steps are simple: Read more »

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