Category: Psychology

Living Life in Paradox

Previously published at the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch. Bright red strawberries alongside burnt pizza crust. Using the hospital tray, I meticulously cut strawberries into fourths to be drowned in Yoplait vanilla yogurt. Trash lines the people-flooded street we cross to enter the Orpheum Theater, tickets in hand, for a remarkable musical.

Singing me self-conscious

Recently, my husband and I find ourselves among jazz musicians. We are seeking them out. Sitting at a restaurant, listening to his coworker and friends jam, I ask him, “don’t you just sit here and want to be a part of it? Don’t you want to join in?” He smiled,

Time to take steps

When we returned home from the hospital I had to rest. I had to cope. I had to keep it together. After drinking too much a few nights, I wanted to find other ways to cope. The key ingredients for a day of sanity consisted of Licorice Tea Reading David

Auld Lang Syne

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. Have you heard this tune before, called “Auld Lang Syne”?

Christmas Magic

Occasionally, this time of year, I tune the radio to 102.3 and listen to Christmas music. Today I heard a song beginning with, “where are you, Christmas?” sung by Faith Hill about a woman seeking a personification of Christmas joy and wonder which she calls, simply, Christmas. She questions where

Of whom should I be afraid? At the heart of fear

To talk about goals, we must talk about the essential step of identifying obstacles. Obstacles may be concrete (not enough money), personal (procrastination) or harder to trace (fear of failure). … Source: Of whom should I be afraid? At the heart of fear

Inside Out: Drawing Attention to the Face of Emotion

We have to face our emotions. The wide range of emotions shape our experiences and who we are in good and complex ways. Pixar’s recent film, Inside Out, illustrates the beautiful mess that is our e… Source: Inside Out: Drawing Attention to the Face of Emotion

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