Wednesday , 10 February 2016

Patricia Frank

Janus and January

The month of January is named after Janus a very important Roman God. He is the God of the gates, doors and portals. He is the guardian of exits and entrances. You must go through a gate or door and emerge through a gate or door before entering a new …

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Gift behind the Gift

The final countdown has begun. Only a few more shopping days left to find the perfect gift. Of course, as they say, “It’s the thought that counts.” While this is very true, it is also true that it is the gift behind the gift that counts, as well. While you …

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The Cranky Cure

Being cranky is a feeling. You might not even know that you are cranky. You may just feel testy, irritable, cantankerous, snappish, ill-tempered, bad tempered or short-tempered and a bit peevish or crotchety. What makes you cranky? Make a list of the things you feel cranky about in that very …

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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

“The dog ate my homework”, “The bus was late”, “The computer was down”, “The check is in the mail”, and “It’s not you it’s me”, are just a few of the most commonly used excuses. An excuse is an attempt to lessen the blame attached to something. It is an …

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Cascading Avalanches

When things start to go wrong they often continue to go wrong much like an avalanche rolling down a hill gathering momentum and getting larger and larger as it goes. An avalanche overtakes and consumes everything in its path. There is no way to stop it. In real life, one …

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Early Warning Signs

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Have you ever heard someone say, “I never saw it coming” when referring to a dismissal, break up or divorce? It might not always seem plausible but it is definitely possible. It is often easy to miss the subtle clues and cues when a relationship is over emotionally for the …

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Your Unlimited Possibilities

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Sometimes there are pearls of wisdom in unexpected places. There is a Garfield cartoon that shows Garfield the cat and Odie the dog running towards a tree. The next thing you see is Garfield and Odie sitting on the tree branch. Their owner is looking up at them and says, …

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Parallels in Golf and Life

Every sport has different benefits and different life lessons to learn and incorporate into your life. Every sport has different mantras. A mantra is a catchword or phrase. It becomes a motto or rule of behavior for that particular sport. It is sort of a slogan, a short, catchy, concise …

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