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Remembrance

Sticks and swords and light sabers.  I’m overrun.  You’d think now that two of my boys are on their own and my youngest is 16 that it wouldn’t be an issue anymore.  Of course it was when three boys were in house.  Every time I picked up a new laundry basket, I’d get a tall one too, for weapons.  They have been sitting a few years, but moving out of the family home means finding a home for them.  I asked my son if he wanted to leave some for the family with kids that would be renting our house. He...

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Resolve the Paradox

“The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer.” ―C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections As an introvert, I  get characterized for being too much of a thinker and not enough of a doer.  Extroverts probably get judged for doing too much and not thinking enough.  (Not by me, my favorite extrovert is also one of my editors, but I will admit she does have the ability to...

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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...