Category: Challenges

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Part II: Reality

I did not know how I felt. I was the definition of unaware. For some reason when I was very young I learned to suppress my emotions so deeply I was unaware of them. This is the nature of the unconscious. A disconnection for whatever reason between thinking and feeling. I will remind you here that I am not a counselor and have no academic standing to share. Feel free to consider me a case study and nothing more. Remember, life is hard because no two people experience it the same way. There is no one right path to wholeness...

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Blame Game

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” Erica Jong He wasn’t comfortable where he was. But something held him back from being truly in touch with that reality. A wisp of a thing, yet she ruled from the background of his life. He didn’t stop and ask himself, what is this discomfort? Or, what am I feeling in this moment? Instead he looked outside to the world and asked it to heal his discomfort. When he looked outside he saw things. When he saw good things he just knew...

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Fair Game

I am 50 and single and triggered by bullshit, so, fair warning. Plus I have gathered quite a few other people’s quotes to help me explain myself.   I was planning to write on love and somehow it morphed into fairness.  Makes me think of the phrase, “All’s fair in love and war.”  Sadly, I detest that saying.  Some friends and I in a single’s group were spit-balling on love and relationships.  One of those members is Lisa Mickey, a fellow armchair philosopher.  She once gave me a great checklist of what she looks for in a dating relationship.  She...