Articles by Patricia Frank

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”,…


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…


Early Warning Signs

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…


Your Unlimited Possibilities

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…


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…


Alienation and Aliens

When something senseless and horrific happens, people seek answers and understanding. They wonder, “How could this happen?” and “Why did this happen?” Everyone struggles to…


The Universal Lament

When something distressing happens, the first thought that enters your head and the first question out of your mouth is usually, “Why?” “Why me?” When…


The Fog Dilemma

Just about everyone is familiar with fog. It is a condensed vapor, a thick, misty cloud suspended in the atmosphere near the earth’s surface. Fog…


Always be Trawing

A trawl is a large wide-mouthed fishing net dragged by a boat along the sea bottom for the purpose of catching fish. It catches all…


Signs of Recovery

Sometimes, when people are chronically unhappy or non-clinically depressed, they may not notice when things are changing and getting better. They are waiting for and…