Tag Archives: serenity

Defining & Recognizing Strength

When we hear someone say, “He’s a strong person,” or “She has great inner strength,” it can mean different things to each of us. The word “strong” has a wide variety of definitions available for it, but the one(s) I want to concentrate on here are those relating to strength of character; strength of spirit. Hands down the largest message I want to impart in this piece is that just because someone appears to be strong… behaves in a manner that expresses a greater inner strength… is constantly helping others, DOES NOT mean that they aren’t fighting their own battles. Continue reading

The Outdoors and You

… Or “Nature as Therapy.”

I am blessed to have the friendship of some people in my life who have a LOT more life’s experience than I do.  Interestingly enough, they seem to be far wiser than a lot of other folks in my life.  I wondered why that was and came to this realization: intelligence doesn’t equal wisdom and neither does experience.  Wisdom is the result of filtering the lessons you learn from bad experience through the knowledge you’ve gained.  Most bad experience immediately follows bad judgment, so wisdom is actually the refinement of judgment through the analysis of bad experience.  Interesting… Continue reading