Sunday, February 23

Greetings from the Innkeeper. Personal Growth, Also.

    Hi there.

    Yes, I've been away far too long.  My apologies.  Life is much busier than ever.

    Like a spy, I have snuck in here, unseen.  I have edited the post, "Signs of Being Toxic"  I will continue doing so, as time permits.

    I am in cahoots Heraclitus.  "No man stand in the same river twice.  It is always a new man and a new river," each time.

    So it is when revising what I shared with you, in previous posts.

    How you be?  I'm doing, well, thank you.  Much transpiring in my life, all for the good.  Even the bad in my life turns out for good, due to the alchemy of recovery.

    As I share with those I work with, life's difficulties can be either stumbling blocks or stepping stones.  It's all depends upon our attitude.


    It may bore you, but the following details means something to me. As the administrator  of this place of thanks and encouragement in cyberspace, I note Ukraine passed Pakistan as the tenth most country resting its heels, here.

   Slowly, deliberately, and surprisingly, Russia breathes down the neck of the U.K. as the country taking third place in the visits to this inn of gratitude.  For more than 8 years, the U.K. held this position.

   Soon enough, that won't be true. Your guess is correct as to what nation crosses the threshold of this inn the most.  But, I imagine you'd have no idea which country has the distinction of taking second place. (A clue: it's an Asian nation.  No, not China.)

I'll be right back.......


Tuesday, December 24

My Third Favorite Christmas Story, Revised ------------- 12/24/19

WWII photo of the Ardennes Forest
      Good morning, one and all. I know, you have not heard much from me.  I apologize. 

        I am righting this situation. The innkeeper will more actively relate with guests who visit this inn in 2020.  As it is, this is the 1,291st post.  It is a joy sharing each one

Friday, November 8

Emotional Sobriety 11/8/19

Switzerland: Mountain Farm

      Recently, some-one argued with me. I stopped it, cold. I do not tolerate unasked criticism. 

     "Is there a reason that prompts you to argue?"  I asked.

Tuesday, September 10

Being Afraid and A-frayed: The Answer 9/10/19

The Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, California.
The Rollercoaster is just about to plunge. 
    The other morn-ing, two parts wrestled within me.

    My emotions, and reason.  Does that happen to you?  My feelings were supported that afternoon.  This birthed serenity---clarity of mind---and an afternoon

Monday, July 22

Keeping Ourselves Free From Emotional Vampires.............. 7/22/19

     There's a fellow that when I see him, I get the creeps.  I feel like the little boy in the movie, "Sixth Sense."  I ask, "Does anyone notice the death surrounding him?"

     "Am I crazy?  Is it just me?" I wonder.

     No, it isn't.  His

Monday, July 8

Being Gentle Towards Ourselves, Free from Negative Mental Chatter 7/8/19

      I am grateful for being gentle towards myself  when making mistakes.  I had a one yesterday. I sent an intense text mes-sage to the wrong person.  Oops!

      Patience towards

Friday, June 28

A Son's Comfort 6/28/19

     Jim was shocked.

     Will, his Father-in-law died. Closer to him than Jim's dad, he was, for more than twenty years.  To-wards the end, weekly, the eighty-year-old man, prop-ped up with pillows, in his king-sized bed, spent an hour-and-a-half with Jim. Usual-

Tuesday, June 4

Slaying the Dragon of Fear............... 6/4/19

      Saturday was amazing.  It ended even better.

      Several friends and I gathered.  There was a cross-pollination.  Friends of mine who did not know one an-other met, enjoying each other's company.

       A male friend with a

Saturday, May 25

The Feedback Formula.......... 5/25/19

     How are you?

     I am happy show-ing up, here at the inn.  Presently, I am sidetracked by life's circumstances, worn out by what hap-pened recently.

     I am staying in the solution.  I will not be drained by focusing on the problem.  Tap on the link, if you want to know about my recent challenges.

     I am leaving a helpful tool, one shared with clients.  It's the Feed-back  Formula.
      Here's how it goes: when someone troubles us, it helps expressing our con-cerns.  This formu-la lets others know what we will do if the prob-lem persists. I

Sunday, May 12

A Tribute to a Special Woman, Revised, 2nd Edition............ 5/12/19

     Good evening, and Happy Mother's Day!

     A special thanks to all moms. Your work is unending.  Often your efforts are not appreci-ated.             

    Thank you,  for your role.  Your children are safe, and sane, be-

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.