Finding the Right Balance/When Loneliness Strikes/An Act of Kindness — Reblog

  Hard to imagine doing anything these days without feeling some guilt. An overwhelming number of articles, television shows, religious authorities, relatives and so on, telling us what’s good for us; who knows what’s best anymore. Truth be known, most of us know what’s good for us. We don’t need a know-it-all “expert” to share… Continue reading Finding the Right Balance/When Loneliness Strikes/An Act of Kindness — Reblog

Living With a Lie

“There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.” Franz Kafka My mother’s lies taught me two things:  First and most harmful, it was acceptable to lie, and second, secrets are impossible to keep. I had a… Continue reading Living With a Lie

Permission to Forgive Granted

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 it as fact and use it to your advantage.   Self-Evaluation People who are hard on themselves… Continue reading Permission to Forgive Granted

A Note to Today’s Youth

To those out on their own paths, setting little fires. — Celeste Ng       I have to state right up front, I am not bitter nor angry. I like young people — don’t judge, I mean in a healthy way. Lots of 60 year olds are jaded and set in their ways, so… Continue reading A Note to Today’s Youth

Observations Concerning the U.S. and What is Happening Now

Some thoughts before this American expat flies home later today:   I wasn’t going to write this blog until after I returned home to Portugal and had some time to reflect on my five weeks in the U.S. After a year away from my country, my family, my friends and the politics of my former… Continue reading Observations Concerning the U.S. and What is Happening Now

Feelings

      Your State of Mind One of the many things that happen when you grow older is coming to terms with your feelings (if you’re lucky). Coping with your feelings, identifying your feelings, sorting out your feelings, embracing your feelings, allowing yourself to feel, projecting feelings; you can see where I’m going with… Continue reading Feelings