Tag Archives: anxiety

FMM 9 8 17 Silencing Critics

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”~ Carl Jung. To those of us who grew up trying to please others, the opinion of others matters far too much.  Children whose parents have a particular standing in the community (here I am thinking of parsons and teachers) grow up […]

FMM 7 1 16 Look both ways!

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”~Theodore Roosevelt. Things and times have changed.  When I was no more than 7 years old, I was entrusted with an awesome responsibility: I had to travel home from school unsupervised.  This was in Manchester, a busy city in England.  Once a […]

FMM 8 29 14 Satisfy your Soul

”It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful and gives birth to the imagination.”~Henry James Thoreau   Jamaicans have a way with words.  One of their favorite adjectives is ‘nuff’.  And though it sounds as if it derives from the word ‘enough’, it is used to denote more than […]