Boundaries

The Importance of being Human

Being Human: What does that mean when it's at home? What does "being Human" entitle us to? What does it excuse us from?

You and I didn't learn this at our parent's knee unlike other children. Why? Because our parent(s) suffered from a personality disorder. What we did learn from their inablity to love us unconditionally was perfectionism and self-loathing. As I said in the previous article, they used our very humanity against us as an...


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 thing. Not scrubbing til your hands are raw nor compulsively counting things....


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 got up to investigate. (Delly was fine. She had that surprised expression when she jumped back on the bed as...


Control

Modern People, Ingrained Narcissism

Sometimes an article takes less than the time of a nice hot shower and virtually writes itself. Sometimes an article percolates for years. This one has been about eighteen years in the making.

My premise is just this:

We modern people are rather narcissistic in our...


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