Patience Through the Passover
Charity’s April 2020 Newsletter Regardless of one’s religious identification or lack thereof, the spring season marks a time of healing, redemption, and renewal. Christians recently celebrated Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday; Jews just celebrated the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt and into the promised land with Passover; and in a few weeks, Muslims will […]Read More
Quarantined: Where Does Easter Fit into All of This?
Dr. Rick’s April 2020 Newsletter Is there a blessing somewhere in this? “How do I cope with feeling stuck?” “I have all of this time yet I cannot get anything done. Why is that?” What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. At this point, we’re all feeling the personal effects of this global […]Read More
How to Maintain Resilience in Difficult Times
Dr. Rick’s March 2020 Newsletter Just over a week ago life was pretty normal. Now, a short week later, our world is springing into action to response to the Corona Virus… It’s scary how much things can change, and how quickly. It is completely legitimate to be afraid in the face of uncertainty, news reports, […]Read More
Is There Love After Valentine’s Day?
Dr. Rick’s February Newsletter “If we think of love as a verb, a way of being as opposed to a state of being, we can recognize that we hold a lot of power when it comes to our relationships happiness.” -Dr. Rick Petronella If you are disappointed about how Valentine’s Day went, you are not […]Read More
The Relationship Between Guilt and Boundaries
A NOTE FROM DR. RICK The Relationship Between Guilt And Boundaries Do you often feel bad or guilty about something that other normal people don’t even think about? If so chances are you have an issue with boundaries and may struggle with co-dependency. There is something about many of us who allow people to push and push until […]Read More
Helping Others: Is There Anything In It For Me?
A NOTE FROM DR. RICK Helping Others: Is There Anything In It For Me? Helping Others: Is There Anything In It For Me? Have you ever had the privilege of helping someone who could not help themselves? What did it feel like to help that person? Remember a time being with a good friend or […]Read More
Spring, Lent, Easter, What Can We Learn From All Of This
A NOTE FROM DR. RICK During Lent, we enter into a season of preparation, self-reflection and repentance when we seek to literally “turn around” and realign our lives and focus toward God. It is a time to give up things as well as take on new life-giving practices, helping us rid ourselves of distractions and […]Read More
Love Never Fails
A NOTE FROM DR. RICKLove Never Fails We have a world full of hurting people who need love. I am one. So are you. To some degree, we have all been hurt. Maybe it is by our parents, or uncaring institutions, or painful relationships, or an isolating and alienating society, but we have all been […]Read More
Begin This New Year’s Resolution With A THANKS!
A NOTE FROM DR. RICKBegin This New Year’s Resolution With A THANKS! The New Year is here and you know what’s coming. Family members, friends and coworkers will ask, “What are your resolutions this year?” Usually it’s just an idle conversation starter. But sometimes they are seriously interested, which may mean to you that you […]Read More