May is Mental Health month. Yesterday was Mental health Blog Party Day. I know, I know, where is mine? I think I liked reading more and wouldn't mind sitting this one out. Here are my favorite blogs from Mental Health Blog Party Faith, Art and Farming: The Different Child - "ADHD is a fact. Some see … Continue reading A Blog Party Done Right – Here Are My Favorites.
"And a woman spoke, saying, "Tell us of Pain." And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at … Continue reading Life on the Couch #5: Pain and Self-Knowledge
"And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children." And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to … Continue reading Life as my Parents know it #4: Children
“And tell me people of the Orphalese, what have you in these houses? And what is it you guard with fastened doors? Have you peace, the quiet urge that reveals your power? Have you remembrances, the glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind? Have you beauty, that leads the heart from things fashioned … Continue reading Life in a box #3: The house
"Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow." And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup … Continue reading Life in “The Prophet” #2: Joy and Sorrow
"Speak to us of Love. When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as … Continue reading My life in “The Prophet” #1: LoVe
Since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, AT&T U-Verse made TV Japan available to the public so everybody could follow what was happening. Sure enough, I got sucked in. How could I not? The images are extraordinary, like something out of an apocalypse movie. It’s hard to believe this actually happened and is still happening. … Continue reading On secondary experiences and secondary trauma
From Eric Berne's Games People Play If it Weren’t For You. This is a typical marital game. Mrs. White complained that her husband severely restricted her social activities so that she had never learned to dance. At some point the husband became less sure of himself and more indulgent. Mrs. White at that point is … Continue reading More on Marital Games
The background In The strange life of Ivan Osokin written by P. D. Ouspensky, the hero is given a chance to find out the answer to a question many ask: “If a man had his life to live over again, knowing what he knows now, would he make the same mistakes?” The story opens at the … Continue reading Why life is a wheel and I didn’t eat the rabbit.
I’m a Type A. Life is getting harder and harder for our type. Yes, we are rigid but that’s not the reason. The real problem is: too many choices. Here’s a simple, yet perfect example. This morning I stop at Caribou for coffee. I’m already running a little late so I’m rushing but I don’t … Continue reading Here’s to great coffee and having a heart attack by the time I’m 40!
So the question is can relationships be addictive? Many of us have known one of those couples who keep breaking up only to then make up, again and again. This can be very confusing to us watching from the side lines. Can you make up your mind already? Didn’t you want to kill that person … Continue reading Relationship Addiction