Let’s just say that the pandemic has transformed us in so many ways. We know this. Right now, we are more careful about our own health, perhaps more grateful for maintaining our own health.
As importantly, the world of work has changed so much. I hear a lot of complaining about the lack of workers to fulfill employment demands. Everyone has an opinion; I even heard a discussion between a stewardess and a passenger on a recent flight I was on. There is almost universal agreement that those who do not have a job are lazy.
I feel compelled to…
Have you been in situations where you are consistently ignored? You can be sure that those who are ignoring you have dismissed you. You have no importance to those who ignore you. They can’t be bothered with what you need. They actually cannot be bothered with you at all.
Make no mistake, those who ignore, also dismiss. Dismissing makes you less than human in the eyes of those who ignore you. This also makes it easier to ignore you. If you have no value, you can be pushed aside.
How is this interaction created? At what point do we allow…
I get that working with an addicted loved one can be traumatizing and cause anger and pain.
What I don’t get is all of the anger pushed outward, to be pressed on others who are *at best* sideliners to the drama unfolding in the family.
It helps if you work with yourself and then work with your addicted loved one. This is a difficult mental illness to manage and there is always plenty of guilt and shame to be passed around amongst family members. …
All my life I’ve needed a rudder to go with my oars, and that rudder has always come in the form of words. Those words never had to be mine. I didn’t mind copying the great philosophers and writers. Each year I set words of commitment and direction to my life, these words helped me make all subsequent decisions so that I stayed on track.
When 19 years old, I wrote this…
A LONG CONTRACT (for me)
Hobbes maintains that survival is basic in nature and therefore ought to be paramount in man’s value system as well.
To Patrick Henry’s…
I Require that my disability is honored.
And yet, you get angry with me because I can’t.
Your able-bodied self can’t imagine being disabled.
You think I reject you when I say no to your plans.
Your plans are flawed, I can’t possibly stand, walk, sit or give that much.
I just can’t.
You look at me with hurt and then derision.
How dare I say no, who am I to think I have that control?
I require that my disability be honored.
Have you, ever asked me how I am?
What it is?
What it’s like?
And I sure know what I am talking about.
So, I am a mother, and I am old enough (62) that I don’t have a mother. Actually, it’s been 25 years since my mother passed. If that is also true for you, then trust me, I understand in ways that others cannot. It’s a singular experience that is unrelatable unless it has happened to you.
What I would like to let you know is that for Mother’s Day, if you have a mother, she would like anything you have to offer her for Mothers’ Day. …
I’ve always been one of those people that defines my world as increments of life energy. My life energy is the most valuable thing I have to offer to anyone, be it my child, my husband or the Bank of America. Life energy is the expression of me through my work, my attention, my love and my actions.
My life energy is a reflection of my values and commitments. My commitment to my children is endless and that is reflected in the time, money, emotion and work that I invest in them. …
My grandson loves synchronicity. He is 11 years old, a computer genius and a lovely young man. When he sees it, he has to tell his mother all about it. I am merely the lucky bystander who can give loving compliments. I am neither the recipient of his observations, nor an originator of his ideas.
I have always thought of synchronicity as a psychic connection between two people at any given time. That’s me not believing in coincidence, but rather believing in our ability (conscious or not) to connect with each other over great distances. …
When Trump took office four years ago, many of us knew that it was the “White Mans’ Last Stand”. He was working hard to keep women in their place (as sexual objects) and to keep white male superiority at the top of the pyramid.
Because of his history as a businessman *we all know that was a charade* we thought he would change Washington. However, there was a secondary agenda. This secondary agenda was simply the hope of the people being placed onto a man (Trump) who disregarded them. Americans are tired of politics as usual; they are tired of…