Author Archives: tomallenlicsw
There are three quotes that I use to help me understand the people I work with—and to understand myself. The first is from a Quaker friend: “People are the best they can be at the moment.” The second has been … Continue reading
We’ve recently gathered with the people who are important in our lives to express our gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. The celebrations continue with Kwanza, Hanukah, Bodhi Day, and Winter Solstice as we hunker down for winter. … Continue reading
Ground Hog Day marks the mid-point between the Winter Solstice of December and the Spring Equinox of March. It’s also time for the annual pilgrimage to Punxsutawney, PA, where we pin our hopes for an early Spring on a rodent. … Continue reading
The New Year’s celebrations have come and gone. Lists of resolutions have been written. Diets have been planned, and gyms joined. Will this be like last year and the year before? By mid-February, will the list of resolutions be forgotten … Continue reading
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha Are you ready to concentrate on who you are right now?
The term comes from the Buddhist tradition. In Buddhism, it is one of the Six Realms of existence; Hungry Ghosts are beings reborn into that realm because of their jealousy, greed, and envy. Hungry Ghosts are associated with compulsion, obsession … Continue reading