Last Monday I said goodbye to a relationship of six years--we lived together for nearly three. It was an emotional decision but I do believe it was the right one. Go figure, it was rainy and overcast as I was driving away that last day but I was amazed to see a rainbow ahead of … Continue reading Moody Monday: When I left there was a rainbow
Be the driver, not the passenger, of your own life.
On striking a balance between being selfish and selfless.
I wanted to offer these beautiful roses to all the people who are hurting tonight... and all those who are struggling with something... anything... in other words all of us. Oh well, this is indeed what makes us human isn’t it? Our sense of smell is sometimes forgotten when it comes to practicing self-healing measures. … Continue reading Memo at midnight: Just stop and smell the roses 🌹🥀
How to really help someone in pain.
Is there something within us that drives us toward death? This theory was proposed by Sabina Spielman and made popular by Sigmund Freud. It's often interchangeably called the death drive or death instinct and it works in direct opposition to the life instinct or that which drives us to want to live.... Read this story … Continue reading The death instinct: Some thoughts on suicide, violence and God – Medium
At certain points in my life, mostly when I was a lot younger, I experienced frequent bouts of intense loneliness. I also felt a tremendous amount of shame for my own loneliness. Why couldn't I be happy and social like everyone else my age? What was wrong with me? It took me a long time … Continue reading 5 things to try when you feel lonely
Recently, I met two ladies while I was ride share driving who taught me a lot. They made me realize how far I'd come in changing my thinking and in stopping abusive behavior in my relationships. The Case of Page The first woman, "Page", was an attractive girl who appeared to be in her early to mid 20s. … Continue reading Abusive relationships: Stop irrationally seeking approval
Dealing with life's hardships can be frustrating. Here's some advice on how to feel better.