Abstraction, funky flowers and cake mix cookies

Psychological abstraction, good or bad? One of my new favorite words—or anti-words—is abstraction. The other day I was watching a TedTalk on YouTube. Now, some TedTalks are really awesome and informative, and others... not so much. While watching one, this term abstraction fell into my head from out of the clear blue sky.

No amount of healthy food can quell old haunting memories

Life is so fragile. Here in an instant and gone in an instant. Appreciating it should be an easy enough thing. Life can be filled with a lot of pain, though, and confusion. How to seek out what makes us happy and how to hold onto it? Maybe it comes easier for some than others. It hasn't always come easy for me.

Moody Monday: What happens when memory suppression ends?

The suppression or repression of memory is a source of skepticism for some people, although it seems most psychologists, from what I've read, acknowledge that it can and does indeed happen. I admit I've long been skeptical myself though. This all changed, however, three weeks ago when I awoke at 1:33am with the intense feeling that my own mind was slapping me upside my head.

It’s just another (Sun)day… and Missouri

Not everyday on earth has to be exciting and action-packed. Some days are just filled with the usual stuff. Waking, eating, writing, cooking, watching some TV, and hanging out with the homies (literally, the people at home 😂).

Moody Monday: Back to black, social anxiety vs narcissism

It's been nice taking a break from mental health for a little while. I've long been obsessed with the topic, especially after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2012. Beyond that, psychology is simply fascinating isn't it? Why do we silly humans do some of the stuff we do--at times amazing, at times deplorable.

Celebrating Divali in Trinidad

I arrived back in Trinidad in time to experience what Divali during the time of COVID is like here. In Trinidad Diwali often gets spelled with a 'v' instead of a 'w'. Considering that it's derived from the Sanskrit word dipavali, one could argue that the 'v' spelling is more correct...

Moody Monday: Garden roses, mental health and Florida living

Fuscia Pink Garden Rose - JoAnn Ryan - Orlando. FL Is there anything better than a rose? Yes, of course there is... lot's of roses. All these photos were taken right in the backyard where I live. I can't take credit for their cultivation though. That is my landlady's doing. Currently, I live in a … Continue reading Moody Monday: Garden roses, mental health and Florida living