Politics and Love, Relationships and Love

Are You Too Sensitive or are Others Insensitive? Also—Are You Insensitive or are Others Too Sensitive?

“You’re too sensitive.” Has anyone ever said this to you before? Have you ever said this to anyone else? This is a common claim (or accusation), but how do we if someone is being too sensitive or if the other person is being insensitive? I will use two people, Person A and Person B, to… Continue reading Are You Too Sensitive or are Others Insensitive? Also—Are You Insensitive or are Others Too Sensitive?

Healing Difficult Emotions, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Seven Things You Can Do When You Don’t Like Who You are and Want to Be Better or Someone Else

Sometimes we reflect on our life, and we don’t like who we are. We look at other people who seem to have the perfect life, and we desperately want to be them. Have you ever felt like this? If you are like most people, you probably have. I know I have. This feeling is often… Continue reading Seven Things You Can Do When You Don’t Like Who You are and Want to Be Better or Someone Else

Politics and Love

What Causes Gun Violence? Part #2

In the first post in this series, I discussed what it means to say that one thing causes another thing. It is not necessary to read that post in order to understand this one, but it may help you with some of the terminology I use in this post. You can read the first post… Continue reading What Causes Gun Violence? Part #2

Politics and Love

What Causes Gun Violence? Part #1

Two mass shootings occurred recently in the U.S. When tragedies like this occur, we naturally seek to understand the cause of such violence, and it is right for us to do so. Violence rarely, if ever, happens in a vacuum. Rather, there are causes, often multiple and complex, driving the problem. Cause and Effect So,… Continue reading What Causes Gun Violence? Part #1

Affirmations, Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Uncategorized

Bigfoot Affirmations™: For a Groovy State of Mind

Recently my husband and I visited the Pacific Northwest--specifically Oregon--which is where I grew up. I love visiting that area of the country. I always associate it with beauty, wonder, and mystery. One of my favorite things about the culture in Oregon is all the the Bigfoot lore and memorabilia one encounters while visiting there.… Continue reading Bigfoot Affirmations™: For a Groovy State of Mind

Whimsical Watercolors

Two Cardinals: A Whimsical Watercolor

In the morning this summer, I have been sitting out on my back porch and looking at the trees and listening to the birds sing. I love watching the animals that visit our yard in the morning. We have had a bunny who regularly visits both our front and back yard, as well as various… Continue reading Two Cardinals: A Whimsical Watercolor