General

Leaving a Legacy: Look at What Single People Are Doing

In their day-to-day lives, single people are far more generous and caring than they are given credit for – even when they talk about themselves. I discussed the double standard in calling people selfish in a previous post. Here, I want to tell you about the kinds of giving single people do that outlives them. Usually, when charitable organizations, universities, and nonprofit organizations...


Uncategorized

Fearing Adulthood: 8 Potential Reasons

From the time we are children many of us fantasize about what it would be like to be an adult, , ability to do whatever we want, eat whatever we want, stay up as late as we want, go out as much as we want, fall in love and live happily ever after, etc. Most children...


Mental Health

Life As A ‘Mad’ Man

"Comes a time, when you're driftin', Comes a time, when you settle down, Comes a light, feelin's liftin', Lift that baby, right up off the ground" Neil Young "Won't you look down upon...


ADHD

ADHD? Who Cares?

Me ... not caringI always have ADHD. It's something that is a part of me.And there are those who suggest that it is no different from having brown hair (or grey, maybe?) or being tall or having big ears.They suggest that, as a part of you, it is just something that goes...


Hope

Today I Love Feeling Good

I'm ready for them ...Today I love feeling good, rested and ready for Wednesday's adventures. I love that each day starts out empty of action but full of potential. I love that, if you set your sails right, you'll catch the best of the days wind. I love that sometimes that...


General

Defeating Pathological Liars: 5 Things You Must Do

 Photo credit: FoundryDo you know someone who lies frequently about any and everything?Have you caught someone in a few lies and wonder why they continue to engage in the behavior?If so, you are obviously dealing with a pathological liar.What most people fail to recognize about pathological liars is that...


politics

In The Thick Of The Fight

"Oh we're not gonna take it, No, we ain't gonna take it, Oh we're not gonna take it anymore"  Daniel Dee Snider"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. Here I am,...


General

Out To Sea

Sometimes I'm lost ...There are a lot of nautical expressions that describe different kinds of trouble.Touch and go means that you've scraped bottom and made it off again into open water, sounds like luck, but you spend time worrying about the state of your underside then.Not on an even...


dual diagnosis

Addiction and Reparenting

Have you ever had the experience of seeing a fellow adult acting like a child? Perhaps you saw someone else burst into tears at a perceived slight, or fly into a rage...


Hope

Today I Love Finding Pictures On My Phone

Looking at the wonders of another part of the worldToday I love finding pictures on my phone that were sent to me, and remembering where they were taken and what was going on at the time. I love when they are suddenly more beautiful than they seemed at the time...


Recovery

Your Body: Friend, Foe or Frenemy?

If there is one being in my life who truly has zero struggles with body image or body friendship, it is my parrot, Pearl. He eagerly rushes towards any - and I do mean any - reflective surface he sees, keen to whistle in admiration at the prettiness he sees!As I continue...


General

How to Self-Motivate?

Do not expect yourself to act like a robot. You are human. You can not just motivate yourself to do something anytime you or other people ask you to perform a task.Having...


childhood trauma

Healthy Ways to React to Common Toxic and Manipulative Words

Verbal abusers, manipulators, those with strong narcissistic tendencies, and otherwise toxic people wittingly or unwittingly use language to hurt and exploit others. Sometimes it’s because they feel insecure and want to attack others to feel better about themselves. Other times they just want something from you and say untrue and hurtful things to get it....