Hope

Today I Love Last Night’s Gentle Rain

Dressed upToday I love last night's gentle rain. I love that it cleared up in time for the Market today. I love that it looks like it's going to rain again and it feels like it too. I love the beautiful beads of water on  the Lady's...

General

Narcissistic Parents And PTSD

If you were raised by a narcissistic parent it is likely that your early life will have been marked by extreme unpredictability.  You will not have experienced ordinary empathic attunement from your care giver and guardian, and this will have had a consequence in terms of how you have gone on to regulate your emotions, moods...

control

My Mildly OCD Life

Here's what I've been thinking lately: there's more to OCD than meets the eye. I'm talking very low grade, fully functional, almost imperceptible OCD. Not the whole extreme OCD, Howie Mandel fist-bump...

General

Good Reasons For Opening Up Your Relationship

Good Reasons For Opening Up Your Relationship. Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash In the last article, I discussed how opening up a relationship for the wrong reasons could have negative consequences for all partners involved. Couples who find success in opening up their relationship are often driven by the mutual motivation...

Brainwash

Overthinking Things: It May Be Your “Superpower”

It's not easy typing an article with my wireless keyboard balanced precariously on the loose skin of my doxiepoo, Cleo, who's laying on my lap and flatly refuses to move. But that is, indeed, how I was typing until our bichon, Delly, turned over in her sleep and unceremoniously fell off the bed in a flurry of white fur. Thankfully, Cleo...

Depression

Is There A Real Remedy For Loneliness?

An article in Harvard Business Review by former Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy describes an epidemic of pervasive and destructive loneliness.He writes: "During my years caring for patients, the most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness."

ADHD

Am I Too Busy?

Why yes, yes it does!I am too busy to do anything else. Well, I could maybe squeeze in this one post I guess.But I really am busy.Okay, truthfully, I was always busy. But it haven't always felt like it.So what constitutes feeling busy for someone with...

Hope

Today I Love Words Sticking Together

Eewww, it's meToday I love words sticking together in my mind like rice in a bowl and coming out into my conscious in strings and phrases, lines and couplets, rhymes and verses. I love when my mind has something it wants to get out but it needs it to...

Books

How to Live a Fulfilling Life

A fulfilling life starts with being mindful. That is, it starts with paying attention, opening our eyes, and being self-aware. It starts with knowing where the hours actually go. It starts with getting curious about our days and what they genuinely look like.

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