Category Archives: Suffering

My Focus and Wish

To do what I love with those I love, be grateful for everything, foster connection and ease suffering, and help people see the greatness and goodness within themselves and others. May your New Year be filled with blessings. With Love, Russ Advertisements

Posted in Blessings, Connection/Connecting, Focus, Following Your Passion, Gratitude, Suffering | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

The Way Out is Often Through

In my last post I mentioned some things I want to expand a bit on. I believe that attempts to quickly end suffering (or just go numb for a while because the pain is so bad) often leads to addictions … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Courage, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Fear, Growth/Learning, LIfe Lessons, Loss, Suffering, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

I love the story at Misifusa’s blog that is linked below. I’d have re-blogged it if it wasn’t already a reblog. I am inspired yet saddened by what Anonymous must be going through to write such a letter, and for the … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adversity, Anger, Authentic Living, Beauty, Bullying, Challenges, Choices, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Growth/Learning, Healing, Illness, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Stories That Touched Me, Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Lessons on Life

I found the information linked below to be worth every second I invested in experiencing it, and believe some of you will too. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-mcraven-commencement-speech-at-ut-2014-5 With Love, Russ

Posted in Adversity, Bullying, Challenges, Community, Discipline & Consequences, Growth/Learning, Hope, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Mistakes, Patience & Persistence, Spirit, Strength, Suffering, Teamwork, Traditions & Rituals, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Beautiful Solution to a Heart-breaking Problem

I’ll bet it’s not often that a tough-looking biker club gets called beautiful, but I’m doing it now. Please click on the link to see why. So many of life’s difficult problems can be dealt with in such creative ways. … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Beauty, Bullying, Children, Commitment, Compassion, Courage, Creativity, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Fear, Goodness, Honor, Kindness, Making the World a Better Place, Strength, Suffering, Teamwork, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Choices and Pain

I believe that when people go through awful experiences–especially situations where other folks hurt us–we have a choice. We can choose to let what we went through become an excuse to close our heart in an attempt to protect ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Challenges, Choices, Compassion, Courage, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Healing, LIfe Lessons, My Beliefs, My Written Works Misc., Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Observations, Pain & Grief, Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Ending the Cycle of Suffering

Some time ago I read a saying that I would have at one time agreed with and found humorous, but now just saddens me: “KARMA: No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Compassion, Forgiveness, My Beliefs, Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments