I once told someone: “no one wakes up one day and says “‘I think I’ll fuck up my life’”. Do you know anyone who would voluntarily do that? I don’t. Sure, environmental influences figure in but give me a break: we are made up of the literal elements of the earth, we are subject toContinue reading “Chemicals And The Brain”
Where does self accountability and responsibility for oneself begin and end? How much belongs to others? It revolves around free will or choice, I believe, but a good portion of our choices are motivated by conditioning or come from the subconscious which in turn may be influenced by our genetics. Those aspects of ourselves areContinue reading “Responsibility”
I feel fragile right now; transparent and easily cracked. Like a well-engineered glass sculpture or building that has been compromised, I need to close temporarily for repairs. Less than a week ago, radicalized Trump supporters overran our nation’s Capitol and threatened our Democracy like we haven’t seen in our lifetimes – nor have our Grandparents.Continue reading “Like Broken Glass”
Remember how, at the end of the movie The Sixth Sense, Bruce Willis finds out he’s been dead all along? Can you imagine the shock of finding out something about yourself that is a total game changer? I had an epiphany yesterday. I realized for the first time in my life that I am anContinue reading “The Imposter Is Me”
I’ve been reading Eckhart Tolle lately and he talks about the pain body. It’s basically a sort of being that is a part of you that feeds off of emotion. I find the concept plausible and fascinating and I like metaphors. My pain body is obese. It has plenty to eat. A whole smorgasbord, openContinue reading “Contents Under Pressure”
I stole this from my other blog.
Don’t judge a book because it’s a coloring book.
What is at the root of depression and anxiety? Are there multiple causes (I think so) and if so, are there factors that weigh more heavily than others? I believe genetics plays a roll because of my family history. The way we live socially, does too. Could lack of sleep be a factor? How aboutContinue reading “What REALLY Causes Depression And Anxiety?”
“Weighing” one possible side-effect of antidepressants.
What we see depends on how we observe