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Do you play victim and Don’t Know it?

Do you knowingly or unknowingly play the victim?  Stay quiet when you should speak up. Even with parents, friends, or work colleagues? Or in retrospect years later when you want to kick yourself. How many times do we say “I wish  I had—” said or done this or that. The problem is that when you […]

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My dog star’s first five minutes in my house.

I introduced you to Star a while ago. If you missed it hop over to my site. She is a rescue dog from the Humane Society. My son was with me when we went to see her. She was overly excited to be with humans again and not on a leash. She jumped all over […]

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Overcoming Self Sabotage by Debbie Ford

If you are not moving steadily in the direction of what you say you want, you can be certain that you are sabotaging yourself somewhere. As we come to understand the mechanisms and patterns that underlie self-sabotage, we begin to free ourselves…we begin to allow ourselves to interact with ourselves and the world with greater […]

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My Ring Is Gone!

I don’t know why I was so attached to that ring. It wasn’t the guy ! It was a thing, pretty but that’s all. Still it was difficult to lose.

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No one likes to feel guilty.

I said something to my adult son. I didn’t mean it to be hurtful but he broke into tears. Was it my need to get back at him for something he did and I didn’t recognize it? I’ll probably never be sure one way or the other but I felt guilty for what I did. […]

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A COMEDIAN’S VIEW OF MEMOIR

The Alan Zweibel Writing Exercise Put the ‘me’ in memoir  It seems like right now almost everybody has a story to tell. This is like the Age of Memoirs. My theory is that post-Watergate we realized we can’t trust the government. Post-911 we feel like we can’t really trust the media to know (or tell […]

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Were you neglected or emotionally abused and don’t know it?

You’re probably pretty confident that you’d be able to recognize whether you or your child was being physically abused, but what about emotional abuse? Abuse is abuse no matter which form it takes. And according to experts, emotional abuse in the form of childhood emotional neglect can actually be one of the most harmful. “Neglect […]

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POEMS THAT MAKE YOU THINK

EAST COKER  By T.S. Eliot: I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. […]

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WHO THE HELL AM I AND WHAT WILL I DO WITH MY LIFE?

I’m pacing. I’m jumpy, unable to settle down. I want to do something and don’t know what. I would like to write but my head is empty. The guy is coming to fix my bathroom but that is not for another 45 minutes. What do I do in the meantime? This is how my days […]

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