Positive Thinking or Denial?

“What’s wrong?,” I ask. “Nothing,” he replies. But, I know him too well to not know that something is eating on him. It may be something I said that didn’t sit well with him. Or, heaven forbid, it may not be about me at all.

In the past few years, I’ve noticed a change […]


Denial: an unconscious defense mechanism used to reduce anxiety by denying thoughts, feelings, or facts, that are consciously intolerable. Dictionary.com

There may be times when taking comfort in denial helps us get through a difficult time. However, this is not a good place to spend the rest of our lives. An open, honest […]