Larry Laveman, LCSW, BCD
There is light and darkness in the world. On October 1st, in one senseless act of terrorism, darkness descended upon Las Vegas. Hours later Tom Petty, a rock and roll troubadour for the past 40 years, died when his heart gave out. One of his most famous refrains comes from his hit I Won’t Back Down; You can stand me up at the gates of hell/But I won’t back down. We should not back down either.Click here to read more.
Spirituality exists far beneath the ordinary reaches of our senses; you have to go deep to get to it. It is in constant communication with the surface above, yet it can often feel like a distant and unique world all its own. To be spiritual is to be aware of how the surface level and its deeper counterpart mingle in meaningful ways that connect us to something greater than ourselves. In that regard, our spiritual ancestors are more than just our lineage.Click here to read more.
Feelings are important, but sometimes they get in the way. I have found that the more time we spend talking about our feelings the less time we spend thinking about how to resolve them. If we dwell for too long on our emotions we risk becoming “emotionally indulgent” rather than action-oriented. Our emotions are like anything else that we feed too much; they just keep getting bigger and bigger.Click here to read more.