Author: Melissa Hunt

  • Loss

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on May 2, 2012 | Topics: Coping, Grief
  • The concept of Loss is so large that it is impossible to try to address the vastness of it in a simple blog. The concept, in its entirety, has been something that I have been pondering for some time.  In this blog I am focusing on loss as related to death in particular.  I just … Continue reading “Loss”

  • Embracing Pain

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on February 13, 2012 | Topics: Coping, Personal Growth
  • Let’s face it, nobody likes pain.  Physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual.  It does not matter which sphere we might be experiencing it, we do not like it.  Our natural instincts are to run and avoid it, or put a band aid on it (band aid can be used literally or metaphorically in this context) in … Continue reading “Embracing Pain”

  • Waiting and Patience

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on July 22, 2011 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • “Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the Spiritual Life.” – Simone Weil “Patience is everything.” – Rainer Maria Rilke How many times in our life have we been told to have patience, or be patient, or patience gets us to good places?  How many times are we telling others the same thing?  Somehow, in some … Continue reading “Waiting and Patience”

  • Humility

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on June 21, 2011 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • I have been doing some reading recently on a myriad of topics, and humility is one of them. In one of the books the author says that one cannot go into a deeper sense of knowing self or God without humility. That made sense to me from several different levels, as we cannot hear what … Continue reading “Humility”

  • Ambivalence

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on March 29, 2011 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • In its simplest form, ambivalence is the state of both wanting to do something and not wanting to do something at the same time.  Have you ever been in that place?  I certainly have, especially when it comes to dealing with emotional issues.   I am writing about this because it seems like ambivalence is … Continue reading “Ambivalence”

  • Welcome to 2011!

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on January 3, 2011 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • It seems as though it is that time of year again that the resolutions go into action.  Losing those few pounds, determined to start an exercise program, spending less money… I think it is important to remember that resolutions are not bad things in and of themselves, however, I caution you about setting yourself up … Continue reading “Welcome to 2011!”