Category: personal development

The Happiness List

I came across this list a few days ago: 26 Ways to Take Your Life Back When You’re Broken.  I haven’t considered myself to be broken in a long time, but I will admit that there have been aspects of my life that have… Continue Reading “The Happiness List”

Real Talk

Stress.  It doesn’t have to be a bad thing.  I keep telling myself that.  Stress is one of those buzz words in our culture that implies that something is wrong.  It’s not something that needs to be.  It is simply an outside force acting… Continue Reading “Real Talk”

Asking For Help

Therapy Tuesday was a big day in my world.  It was moving day for my ex-husband.  It was official.  He was moving out.  In some ways, it has all happened so fast.  In other ways, it has not.  I have been treading water for… Continue Reading “Asking For Help”

First Fruits

I have written at length about the dynamics within my marriage that contributed to its dissolution.  No one gets married to get divorced.  This is, however, the right thing.  I was told three years ago by a therapist that our situation was not sustainable,… Continue Reading “First Fruits”

The Mental Edge

One of my dear friends signed up my oldest daughter and me for a self-defense class last night.  It was not your typical self-defense class.  This class was taught at a center owned and run by a former Navy SEAL.  One of the core… Continue Reading “The Mental Edge”

Therapy Tuesday: Rewriting History

Tuesday’s therapy session was excellent.  In fact, it was so good that it is worth sharing.  I have been trying to document the therapeutic process in an effort to depict how the process works so that those who are afraid of entering in will… Continue Reading “Therapy Tuesday: Rewriting History”

To Blame or Not To Blame

Truth is not easy.  Telling it, avoiding it, denying it, seeing it.  Sometimes it isn’t clear.  The truth, from my perspective, might look wildly different from someone else’s perspective.  Perspectives.  I do understand this. Perspective-taking is the bedrock of empathy.  Before you can enter… Continue Reading “To Blame or Not To Blame”

Do You Like Receiving Compliments?

If you, like me, would rather artificially inseminate a stallion than receive a compliment, then this article is for you.  Here’s a quote: “…receiving praise from others when we feel negatively about ourselves elicits discomfort because it conflicts with our existing belief system. If… Continue Reading “Do You Like Receiving Compliments?”