Author: John H. Driggs

Living With Unidentified Trauma Symptoms

“One who returns to a place sees it with new eyes. Although the place may not have changed, the viewer inevitably has. For the first time things invisible before become suddenly visible. —Louis L’Amour  I’ve always felt there is something fundamentally wrong with me. Sometimes I get these anxiety spells out of the blue. …

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When Every Other Day is About Ought’s and Should’s

“You don’t really control anything.” —Sheldon B. Kopp, Psychotherapist and Author All of us have times when we’re obligated to carry out duties as part of normal life rituals. Having relatives visit us from out of town may prompt us to clean our houses ahead of time and get the guest rooms ready. Doing so …

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How to Not Take Things So Personally

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt, This Is My Story I had an eye-opening experience at church last week. A bunch of ladies at our coffee hour were all talking about their adult kids and how well they were adjusting to the challenges of college life. Being that my …

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Learning How and When to Trust Others

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. —Langston Hughes, 1902-1967, poet Let’s talk about trusting others. We live in an age of massive distrust. Political leaders are frequently seen today as self-serving and lacking integrity even when many are honorable. Yet the betrayals of public trust …

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