The Secret of Life

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

By Nancy Stoops      

Do you wonder what it takes to live your life well?  Do you question what life is all about?  Do you always seem to be fighting something in your life?  I believe the secret to life is to make the best of what your life brings you.

I think the idea of making lemonade out of life’s lemons is a very good one.  I think when we are given lemons our inner strength and our perseverance are tested.   I think the way we embrace our lives is by understanding that we will have good and bad in our lives.  I have found in my lifetime, if I can just get through the rough periods the sun is shining so brightly on the other side.  I just have to hang tight, get support and not lose my faith that one day soon, all will be well again.  I also have to trust myself that I will be able to fight my way through the dark clouds and find the light again. I have learned that I must be very gentle with myself during the stormy periods of my life.

Keep in mind that most lives have good and bad but some people just can’t endure the bad.  I find these people giving up and just giving into the bad and they seem to stop believing that the sun will shine brightly again very soon.  If we are to survive as human beings, we must embrace the secret of life and learn to make the best out of every situation.  I think part of the secret is trying to find the positive in the hardest and darkest parts of our lives. I hope you can find the secret of life and not let the dark times destroy your wonderful life!!!!!!!!!!!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at  You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at