Living With Lies

How It Informs Your Life (repost with revisions) “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,… Continue reading Living With Lies

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

Caring Too Much or Too Little

Developing a balance between empathy and good health is a formidable goal and this is a good time to work on it.     I have always been a bit too sensitive. I was bullied as a child because I cried easily (and I liked playing with girls . . . and I hated sports).… Continue reading Caring Too Much or Too Little