When I saw the prompt for this week’s stream of consciousness, I literally laughed out loud.
Today (October 10) is World Mental Health Day. And I am not OK. Many around you are not OK. You … More
Here’s the truth: we’re all incomplete puzzles and will likely ALWAYS be incomplete, even if we finally get our shit together with healthy spirituality, quality therapy and/or the right medication. In fact, spirituality, therapy and meds just help us deal with the fact that we have missing pieces and (hopefully) stop us from trying to fill those holes with unhealthy actions, relationships, or substances.
So yeah, I got tired of the daily blogging of each of the 22 skills. This is part one of … More
Warm weather does good things to me.
The title is a Billy Joel lyric and comes off harsher than I intend, but only a LITTLE. This re-entry … More
Why do I miss the easy stuff?
It was a good one.
When, where, and how you capture things makes all the difference.
Yeah. They Happen.
Merging Heart and Head One Day at a Time.
What will the church do with us?
Some days, everything fits.
This was the first in a very irregular stream of video entries. I’m slowly uploading them to my site so … More
Shit happens. If you don’t believe that, you aren’t paying attention.
Finding good in the bad. That’s my new hobby.
The recurring feelings of hurt, abuse, neglect, failure (fill in the blank) begin to define who we are, and we fear we won’t know who we are if we become someone BEYOND or WITHOUT that pain.
Actively resist the temptation to place everything in your life on a “good-bad continuum.”
You are going to be surprised (unless you are already a pro at this) at how difficult this skill is. Apart from those of us who have pre-programmed performance orientation, society itself keeps telling us “busyness” and “doing many things at once” show value.
Our hearts tell the truth, even when what it has to say scares the shit out of us.