Is the Future without Hope because . . . ?

In this first post I want to tell you why I’m creating this blog. 

Human beings and the human adventure are intriguing to me.  I can’t say I have read every personal development blog ever written.  I’m not sure it’s even possible.  But I have not yet seen a blog that focuses both on creating the positive and on helping people changing things that are frustrating their efforts to live well.

My mission is to help you start where you are in life, to grow from there, and to achieve the good life you deserve.  Starting where you are includes acknowledging the problems that are holding you back and learning how to overcome them.

Many people have had lives that began in adversity, yet have overcome or are in the process of overcoming that diversity.  Their stories are often amazing.  If even one person has overcome a situation similar to yours, then you can do it too.  You can learn how and follow in their footsteps.

Too hopeful?  To quote Wayne Dyer:  “We don’t know enough to be pessimistic.”

I will go further:  We have a great deal of evidence to indicate that we can be optimistic.  There is much more evidence for good than evidence for evil.  You will find evidence for good in the kindness of other people.  There is hope.   

Often, positively focused leaders say that you need to change the way you think in order to have a better life.  And that is usually true.  But the exact methods needed to make those changes are often unclear.  

There are simple strategies to help you move beyond some common frustrating situations.  Simple does not necessarily equal easy – there is work involved.  But it is doable.  

My reading includes the social science of psychology, neuroscience and spirituality.  What I read will be distilled and shared, and some possible implications will be discussed.  I will offer discoveries and insights from these studies.

There seems to be a gradual convergence among the human and physical sciences towards a tentative consensus about what it means to be human and how one can live a full human existence.  I will be exploring and sharing that with you.

I will offer insights that are common to many religions and spiritualities, without focusing on one tradition.  For example, many if not most religions suggest a meditation practice to followers. 

What I discuss here can help you create a personal foundation that will enable you to have whatever kind of life you want.  I hope you will come along for the expedition.   

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Who is Kathleen Kunster?  I am a person who has lived through a difficult childhood and who has faced additional adversity in the form of poverty and physical illness.  I have children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  I have been a certified public accountant, I am an ordained priest, and work as a psychologist.  That combination gives me a unique perspective on life.  My mission is to use that perspective to be helpful to you.

Kathleen A. Kunster, M.Div., Psy.D., RCWP

 

 

 

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