I took this weird class in high school. It was called Sociology and it was taught by the audio/visual lady- the lady that set up TV/VCRs in classrooms and such. I believe it was Ms. Smith. There was like seven of us in the class and it was an excuse for our teacher to present … Continue reading Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
I think we all need to realize that we cannot make good decisions when we are stressed out. Yes, good stress (pressure doing a job we enjoy for example) can help us make good, instant choices. But when we are stressed out, The thinking part of the brain shuts down- we feel in danger and … Continue reading Stress #AmateurAdvice
More Than Chores
My children are grown now. They are great people- smart and kind. Yet, if I would do thing differently. Maybe I would give them more chores. But especially in the summer, I would have them work on the emotional intelligence before video games and times with friends. On my todo list, I’d have meditation. Just … Continue reading More Than Chores
What if abortion was treated like homelessness and hunger?
For real change to happen, we must change how we treat women.
Move to Moscow
An aunt of mine shared this post on Facebook- a list of how we are a nation that says this, but does this. (We believe in supporting the military but letfootball players kneel, etc) I believe my aunt is concerned with how divided our country is. My mom is an outspoken liberal.She went fought for … Continue reading Move to Moscow
Marriage is Like Trucks
The practice of marriage existed long before Christianity was ever created. Before Judaism was ever created, and before Zoroastrianism, and most all religious systems. Marriage was created by Pagans. It's not a Christian religious institution. So, in theory, the "author" or "authorized" practice of marriage belongs to the ancient Pagan cultures. This presents quite a … Continue reading Marriage is Like Trucks
I Get To
Somewhere in my online travels I read about the power of I get to. It is something you should say to reframe your mind when you are dreading something or are simply not happy to do it. The example I thought of to drive this home is this: As a teenager, I was busy (for … Continue reading I Get To
Studies have shown that people quickly (within six months) to their normal state of happiness after a significant event. That thing that happened to you that made you depressed, there are lifelong consequences with some things, you will return to how you felt before. The same goes for that wonderful event that was going to … Continue reading Set Point-
For my non writing career, I will be facilitating a self-esteem group. The problem irking me is the whole concept of identifying yourself as a person with low self-esteem. It may in fact be a problem with you. But it seems to be piling on. You have low self esteem. Which it is not people's … Continue reading Self-Esteem
I blame mike perry
1/25/14 I blame Michael Perry Michael Perry is an author. His writing reminded me of driving tractor. Sitting on the metal seat of a Farmall and holding the spindly, hand-blackening steering wheel. I would stand and steer like it was a ship. After all the steering wheel was vertical. The exhaust would roar which was … Continue reading I blame mike perry