Coping with depression caused by loss of work

The other day my friends and I were discussing the problem of depression and isolation that so many of the husbands of my friends have experienced. We are of an age where the men are retiring and many have held stimulating and challenging roles in their working lives and retirement for many of them left them feeling useless – without a role that they perceived as of any worth and this has led to depression for several of them. One found some solace in alcohol, one was permanently pessimistic and low spirited and one struggled with a number of illnesses that came from lack of exercise, over indulgence and low motivation.… Read More

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Discernment and Balance in Relationships

Once you have learn t the evolved soul’s lesson of compassion then you are up and running! You find it easy to care for others; you open your heart and let the love pour out; you do whatever you can to make other people feel good; you devote yourself to giving, sharing and helping; and you do your utmost to be unconditional.… Read More

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Making Choices

Dealing with difficult questions like “What do you really want to do? On the face of it this should be the easiest question in the world to answer! What do you want to do? I asked my granddaughter this question a while ago and she promptly broke into tears. “I don’t know” she wailed. Bless her – I had thought I was helping but instead I had pushed her into a corner. If I am honest questions along these lines can give me the wobbles at times too. Why? Because a lot of the time we do what we think we ought to do or what is expected of us.… Read More

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What happens when we die?

I recently received a letter asking me to confirm what happens when we die? which is a question that is as old and probably asked as often as the one “Why are we here?” Of course, I cannot give you an absolute answer to this but I can give you my views, observations, insights etc. that have come from my own inner and higher guidance and that of those I trust.… Read More

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