We all have graves in our yards of things we buried long ago, things we don’t want to see or know. Sometimes, we even forget they are there. But knowing our shadow, and taking the time to look at it, is vitally important.
Category Archives: anger
Healthy Relationship Practices: What Part of You is Setting Boundaries? (including 6 Steps to Healthy Boundaries)
Our boundaries are personal, and the way we set them often is as well. But there are some general principles that we can use to do so. The way we set our boundaries matters, and the energy behind them has an effect we often overlook.
Why Watch Any Negative News?
For a long time, I stayed away from any news mostly because I didn’t want it to negatively impact my mental health. But there’s a downside to that, which I discuss in this post.
Healthy Relationship Practices: Owning Your Sh*t
In any interaction, there is more than one party, and every party has their influence. In romantic relationships this is even more the case, yet we are often blinded by what we contribute to the funk we may get into at times…
10 Things I Still Haven’t Figured Out After 37 Years
My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…
Everyone Has a Control Freak Inside of Them
We all have a bit of a control freak inside of us. It just takes the right circumstances for our brain to shift to that mode, and then the result is often outside of our control as well, at least outside of our deliberate choices…
The Challenges of Raising a Child Who’s Different
My son has a diagnosis, and that affects our family, in small ways and in big ways. He’s a wonderful kid, and he brings challenges with him that have so much become part of my daily life, that I sometimes forget to factor in how much energy they take to deal with. That’s why I wrote this post, to clarify it to myself, and to show you a sliver of what is often invisible from the outside in.
What ADHD Medication Can Do For Me – And What It Can’t
I’ve been taking medication for my ADHD for about a month now (if I don’t forget, oh the irony!) By now, I’ve learned quite a bit already about what it can and can’t do for me. It’s a helpful tool, but it’s not the fix-all for all my symptoms.
Is It Wrong To Feel This Way? – An Inquiry Into Emotions and Morality
We sometimes wish we didn’t feel the way we did, because it is painful, or because we feel that our feelings are inappropriate, that they are wrong. But is that even possible? Are some feelings ‘wrong’ to have?
In as far as this war, and the ongoing wars around the world, haven’t left me speechless, this is what I want