pass the scalpel, please

February 26, 2012 0 Comments 10 tags

If you are contemplating going into therapy for the first time, chances are you are not in a good place in your life; and chances are that you are worried

inner child

February 19, 2012 0 Comments 11 tags

I see this song as sung by the singer’s inner child to the singer.   In Pink’s Family Portrait, the child is her as they are dressed in the same clothes and even have

making changes

February 19, 2012 0 Comments 13 tags

Anaïs Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Changing is difficult; taking risks;

alone again, naturally

February 15, 2012 0 Comments 13 tags

This is not a post adressing suicidal thoughts.  If you feel like you are going to hurt yourself, please talk to someone or take yourself to the nearest ER. The

i will survive

February 15, 2012 0 Comments 11 tags

This song is the mantra for many people who grew up in that era and thereafter.  I remember being on the dancefloor where there was always someone crying while dancing,

practice makes progress

February 12, 2012 0 Comments 12 tags

Practice makes progress.  You can aspire to perfect, possibly, but only if this aspiration does not leave you feeling like you are eternally falling short.  Self esteem and self confidence

you owe me nothing in return

February 4, 2012 0 Comments 7 tags

Alanis Morissette – You Owe Me Nothing In Return This is someone’s YouTube posting of mostly the lyrics of the song.  I was not able to find an actual video made

just the way you are

February 4, 2012 0 Comments 6 tags

In 2002, I was struggling with my spiritual life.  I basically didn’t have one and was feeling inadequate spiritually.  Whatever I did was not quite the ‘right’ thing or not

shame and isolation

February 2, 2012 0 Comments 3 tags

Shame and Isolation:  these two states exacerbate mental unwellness.  Shame is essentially, believing in your own low self-worth; your ‘wrongness’; and often, shows your inability to forgive yourself – your

doing the next right thing

January 29, 2012 0 Comments 4 tags

Setting goals; thinking about making changes can be very overwhelming.  We can write lists; read books; talk to others and get suggestions and after all is said and done, nothing