Ginger's Blog

Wanna Change?

How do humans change? You gotta want it. At least more of you must want it than doesn’t want it. You gotta be sick and tired of being sick and tired. When at the crossroads of either facing the pain of staying the same or the pain of doing something different, you...

The Battle of Old You vs. New You

When you decide to courageously make a change in your life, any change, anticipate the Tug-of-War. Yes, it will be a bloody brawl between the Old You vs. the New You. The Old You is mightier. He or she has been around longer. Has stored ammunition. A fortified...

Loving Your Body

Are you in a life-long war with your body? Sad, really. That we preach depth, heart, soul and character yet spend so much mental and emotional attention on whether our pants fit or if our butt looks too fat. No doubt, it will be a death-bed regret – why I wasted so...

Suck It Up

Inadvertently, I had the same conversation with both my teenagers recently. Different circumstances, same theme. My son led with his anger. My daughter with her pain. “This place is not for me!” yelled my son. “I can’t do this,” cried my daughter, a box of tissues...

Vacation Schmacation

I am in paradise this week. Pristine beaches - ones where you can get to the balmy 87-degree ocean water without having to step over bodies. Spanish moss hangs off the trees, bringing just enough eeriness to remind yourself that you are not home. Add to that not...

Course Correction

“A little to the left, Johnny!” “Ah, too much. Back right a bit.” Evidently, if you are on a long flight cross country, the airplane is never on course. In fact, it stays off course. Those pilots we imagine eating chips and flirting with the flight attendants are...

Got Emotional Strength?

Got Emotional Strength? If so, you ... Keep going when the odds are stacked against you. Feel all your feelings rather than avoiding the painful ones. Shut your mouth when you want to yell venom to someone you care about. Not take something personal when it isn’t...

Look for the Blue Marker

“I see one up ahead. Thank God, we’re not lost. We’re still on the right trail.” I often use my blue marker metaphor with couples and individuals. You know. Those painted blue lines on random trees that offer relieving reassurance that you are not lost in the middle...

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