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Right Brained

"Wow," I said, "I never realized how right handed the world is." as I tried to open a zippered bag that was obviously intended to be opened by a right handed person. "Right?" said my partner to me as I struggled to use my left hand. She is left handed and constantly points out that so...


Hope

Today I Love Making For Home

The road home always has blue skies Today I love making for home at a steady and leisurely pace. I love that we're both good enough at driving that either one of us can do it and we are both comfortable with that. I love that even though...


Abuse

7 Ways Narcissists Make You Feel Inferior

People with strong narcissistic, sociopathic, psychopathic, and other dark personality traits (thereafter called narcissists) have a low and fragile sense of self-esteem. In order to cope, they need to constantly feel better than others. They always compare themselves to others and when they feel threatened, they will try to make the other person feel worse to...


General

25 Signs You Grew Up With An Unhealthy Parent

What was your upbringing like? Would you be able to point out some really stable points in time where your parent was everything you needed? Would you be able to point out some really unstable points in time? If you are able to point out both you most likely had a "normal" upbringing. But if all you...


General

Today I Love My Stalwart Heart

They have nice curtains here Today I love my stalwart heart that hung on until the specialist got a camera in there and found the big problem. I love that I am okay, though I am lying in a cardiac recovery room and am not able to use my right hand so...


ACA

Healthcare for All? Part 1

On political issues I lean libertarian, but healthcare, especially for those unable to obtain it in the market, has always been the chink in my armor. I see healthcare as a right equal to free speech and private property, and I can’t understand how a society that protects other basic rights so jealously would let so many...


Anxious behavior

4 Ways a “Narcissist” Gets the Upper Hand

You’re probably wondering why I’ve put the word “narcissist” in quotation marks, so let me explain. Google the word “narcissist” and an astounding 60 million links will fill up your screen, despite the fact that only a tiny percentage of people, something like six percent, actually suffer from NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder).


Emotions

Need More Time? Meditation Can Help You Find It

If you have an animal (or a small child) and you have ever tried to distract them from anything they have decided they really want (like your tasty crepe lunch), you truly already understand that meditation = mental focus. You also understand it can be VERY effective. It doesn't sound...


Childhood

When Should You Stop Thinking About the Past?

It may be impossible, as an adult, to recall what it was like to be a child. Looking back on it is all we have. As I look back on my own childhood, I can't help but ask some questions. I wonder if you might ask yourself the same from time to time. Let's...


ADHD

From My Perspective …

Sometimes you just can't see it ... ADHD is an invisible disorder. Or is it? ADHD is a psychological disorder that affects an individual's ability to perform or complete day to day tasks. But there are two reasons why this means that ADHD is not obvious to others around us, especially those of us who...


Hope

Today I Love Solid Plans

Making all kinds of plans Today I love solid plans that map out the route to where we're trying to go. I love the ones that get us on the road when we need to do that and I love the ones that make the changes in our...


General

How To Identify And Understand PTSD Triggers

How to identify the things that trigger us can be quite complicated. Some of us can tolerate and tolerate until we explode. Others can't tolerate the slightest frustration in their environment. But it's important to stop and question yourself about what triggers you on a daily basis. It's also important to understand the specific triggers to your PTSD...


General

The Sandwich Generation: Navigating Between Parents and Kids

According to the Pew Research Center, just over one of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is sandwiched between raising a child and caring for a parent. For many it is more than one child and more than one parent. Men and women are both members, although the caregivers are predominantly women This means...