A friend of mine sent me the below post “Roller Coaster” by Rabbi Brian. I wanted to share it with you for two reasons: 1 – It’s a good post, 2 – It comes from someone whose profession is to give answers to tough questions.
I respect Rabbi Brian’s honesty in saying some times life is tough. It is refreshing when people have the courage to share their feelings even if they are risking turning people off. Here’s someone whose job is to comfort, advice and guide. But in order to truly perform his job, he needs to be honest.
We live in a world where we are taught the only answer to “how are you?” Is “well, thank you.” We know sometimes we tell others we’re well but we absolutely believe others when they say they are doing great and their life is perfect. The result of these false exchanges is that we wonder if there is something wrong with us. After all everyone else seems to be doing just fine.
Good article on using the internet as online support system or to find out local organizations.
Writing in the NY Times on September 3rd, Paula Span described the emergence of online support and caregiving “communities.” One such site — Lotsa Helping Hands — has succeeded in facilitating the creation of almost 30,000 of these “communities.” They are all local, and they exist to recruit and coordinate volunteer services for members of the community who are in need. For example, a single mother who must undergo chemotherapy and needs help with child care, shopping, etc...Continued
Steven Carter is a writer of 21 books on relationshiops including “Men Who Can’t Love” and other 6 best sellers.
Actress Angela Sarafyan ( The Mentalist, Kabluey, CSI:NY, Cold Case) talks about what it takes to be happy.