Words of Support and Encoragement Week of March 8, 2010


“Problems do not go away.  They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.” (Peck 30)
As painful as it may feel, it is important to always try our best to acknowledge and work though challenging moments.  While we are overcome with emotion it may feel best to run away, or bury them.  However, each time we do that the buried emotions accumulate and will eventually resurface.  This often happens when we least expect it, like when we suddenly snap at a loved one.
Now that the weather is nice, a good way to begin working through your thoughts is to get outside.  Take long, deep breaths of fresh air and enjoy the quiet.  Feel your mind and heart begin to slow down.  Another great way is through music.  You don’t need to have any special talent, but either listening to or creating music is wonderfully therapeutic!  Tonight, we will be creating wonderful music at our Syracuse Circle of Hope group.  If you are unable to make it to our office, you can join us online at the link below.
I hope you have a wonderful start to spring.  Get outside and enjoy the weather!
Support Group information: http://www.cnyhealingarts.com/discussion/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=199&day=2010-3-8&c=1
Webinar information: http://www.cnyhealingarts.com/discussion/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=200&day=2010-3-8&c=1
Peck, M. Scott. The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. New York: Touchstone, 2003.