Rowan and the Great Jellyfish Wars

I have had the flu for the last couple of weeks...technically I guess I still have it, but I’m starting to feel better.  Anyway - last week was the worst of it, and at the beginning I thought I’d be fine.  By the middle of the week I was walking around groaning like a poorly … Continue reading Rowan and the Great Jellyfish Wars

We Have Superpowers

My child used to watch the animated series “The Last Airbender” over and over again.  We would practice various "bending" skills together.  I loved every minute of watching my kidlet play with the idea that you can use your mind to affect your reality.  If you aren’t familiar with the show, it was about people … Continue reading We Have Superpowers

Happiness Can Suck It

Damn it.  I’m trying too frigging hard again - trying to write about something people will care about, trying to make it clever, trying to make it funny, trying to make it deliver something valuable.   Just TRYING, which means I’m failing, because trying is a stupid word anyway. “Do or not do. There is no … Continue reading Happiness Can Suck It

Hold On, It Might Be A Bumpy Ride

I’m about to start trying to get an audience for this blog, and it’s scaring the shit out of me.  I’m playing all sorts of motivational tapes in my head about “feeling the fear and doing it anyway”, and some crap some motivational speaker said about how if you’re not afraid then you don’t really … Continue reading Hold On, It Might Be A Bumpy Ride

Is My Feeling Bad Actually Helping Anyone?

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I feel heart heavy right now, despite waking up today with the intention of making it a good day.  I got up this morning with the intention of spending the day focusing on things that make me feel good:  visualizing better health, a stronger body, and a joyful spirit.  Then I saw the news of … Continue reading Is My Feeling Bad Actually Helping Anyone?

Hypnosis Might be Magical…

Hypnosis might be magical, but it's not magic.  It can sure feel that way when the stage is set, the lights go down, and the hypnotist appears:  but the hypnosis begins long before the hypnotist takes to the stage.  The assistants are scanning the audience while the hypnosis master is brought to the stage with … Continue reading Hypnosis Might be Magical…

Goodbye Family, Hello Me

Like many people, I grew up in an extremely dysfunctional family.  I often try to discount this, even to myself, by reminding myself that a LOT of people grew up in dysfunctional families, and they seem to be doing fine, so what’s my problem?  Then I realize this is part of the dysfunction - this … Continue reading Goodbye Family, Hello Me