stress treatment psychologist for Rockland, Westchester, Bergen, Passaic, Orange County, Hudson Valley, Northern New Jersey
How’s Your “Family Portfolio” Doing?
The Art of Effective Communication
Live Life With Enthusiasm & Passion
Be Kind To Yourself & Your Partner
Believe In Your Children
Becoming Advocates For Our Children
Synchronize Your Family
The Importance Of Nutrition
|APPRECIATION: The Bedrock Foundation
Of The Sacred Journey of Parenthood
< BACK TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PARENTHOOD
STRESS AND SLEEP
STRESS AND EMOTIONS
SPIRIT AND STRESS
DISCOVERY SUMMER PROGRAM
One day I was putting together a cabinet in my office. It wasn’t going well and I was becoming more and more frustrated. One piece would not fit the proper way. I kept trying to fit the piece, but no matter how many times I tried, it did not fit. Then, I turned the piece in a different direction and suddenly the piece fit. So, in order for me to solve the problem, I had to let go of the way I thought the piece should fit. When I did this, I solved the problem.
This experience led to the next. While assembling the hardware for the drawers to be put in place I asked myself, “What if I were blind?” I decided to attempt to assemble the drawer with my eyes closed. What an “eye opening” experience. Sometimes we have to close our eyes so that we can see. I realized that without the use of my eyes, I must rely on touch. I realized how important it was for me to place everything within arms reach. I realized how much I relied on touch to feel where the pieces should go. I felt such appreciation for my sense of touch, much more than ever before. I also appreciated my sight more than ever.
|© Family Stress Reduction Institute 2008||City Spirit Design Studio|