Why Make It About You?

The Power of the Mind and How to Mitigate Your Thoughts Have you ever wondered whether or not those voices in your head are worth listening to? If my voices had it their way, I’d be reduced to solitary confinement without supper. I keep telling myself it’s not about you because that’s what all of… Continue reading Why Make It About You?

Moody? Me?

Raise your hand if you’re subject to mood swings. There are two big problems with retirement: 1) Way too much time to think, and 2) Nobody wants to listen to your problems. So many of today’s issues have to do with the emotional rollercoaster that seems to be a ride that just doesn’t end. Whether… Continue reading Moody? Me?

Revisiting Happiness

It ain’t rocket science. Today Thanksgiving has and will always be my favorite holiday. Why you ask? It’s all about the food, being with people you choose to be with (can’t speak for everyone here), and there are no presents involved. I’m attending a Thanksgiving dinner today with all of the trimmings . . .… Continue reading Revisiting Happiness

The Grass is Not Always Greener

I believe old demons have returned, but this time I’m more prepared I’ve been struggling with a decision for a few months now and I’m hoping one of the following happens: The answer suddenly comes to me with clarity and full resolve. I decide to allow for an organic resolution; time sorts it out. Something… Continue reading The Grass is Not Always Greener

A New Twist On An Old Theme: Mindfulness

Beware That Voice Inside Your Head I recently did some damage to the top of my head; as usual, I wasn’t paying attention. It made me think it was time to revisit some thoughts concerning the distractions of the mind. Here’s how the conversation in my head might go on any given day: 5:15 a.m.: … Continue reading A New Twist On An Old Theme: Mindfulness

Permission to Forgive Updated

It’s so easy to forget you’re human. I need to revisit this topic for my own sanity. If you’re anything like me — and God help you if you are, you’re fairly hard on yourself. You can spend a lot of money trying to figure out why you’re like this, or you can just accept… Continue reading Permission to Forgive Updated

Fighting Your Own Impulses

Or Imposing Self-harm This is a difficult topic for me. I am strong and for the most part able to resist many of my impulses, but I have been fighting urges to act on the negative ones all of my life. Some impulses are positive and should not be ignored. For example when you see… Continue reading Fighting Your Own Impulses

The End. Period.

Is there someone else? When did it start? I should have known you’d cheat, you bastard; who is he? How did I not see it. I didn’t want to see it, I was blindsided . . . or so I thought. The truth is, there were weeks and weeks of deafening exchanges, changes in patterns,… Continue reading The End. Period.

It Helps to Know How Tiny We Are

Don’t forget there is a “question of the week” at the end. Thank you. The Meaning of it All There are individuals who refuse to consider the size of the universe because it terrifies them. In fact, my thoughts tend to navigate toward the extreme opposite. I am fascinated by the enormity of the universe… Continue reading It Helps to Know How Tiny We Are

Surviving Another Lockdown

Can it be too quiet? [If you’re too busy to read, scroll to the end; I need your help with answers to weekly questions.] The Current State of Affairs A friend of mine who happens to be alone a lot because of his work, had this to say about quarantine: “I’ve been practicing how to… Continue reading Surviving Another Lockdown