Spent all of my free writing time drawing up a guest post over at Harsh Reality. Keep an eye out for it, and be sure to check out some of the other awesome posts/guest submissions. 🙂
Originally posted on Be Brave, and Talk:
The hardest people to love are the ones who need it most. In honour of Valentine’s Day, here are some ideas for showing love to friends and family members with anxiety/ depression: 1.) Give Compliments: Chances are, someone…
Good read. I love the comparison between flavors and their emotional counter parts. Check it out!
“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves.”
― Aldous Huxley
You ask this – You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick? – as though you consider it to be an unusual experience, an anomaly in life, one which will probably never happen. But what if it did? you prompt, offering an amuse-bouche for the imagination. Imagine a life like this… but this is life.
We’re all exiles on private islands living on restricted diets, captives of others and ourselves. And others are catptives of ours and themselves, subsisting on an equally strict regimen.
We all feel alone and hungry.
“By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy…
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Okay… so this is something I’ve stayed out of until recently for several reasons. 1) I’m not exactly the poster child for healthy relationship dynamics. 2) What people like in the bedroom is as different and unique as the stars in the sky, and I … Continue reading 50 Shades of Nope
Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
. . What do you tell other people about your childhood? Do you edit it, rewrite it, make it sound normal or tell it like it was? What do you tell yourself about your childhood? Do you remember it…
“I was thinking about the wounds people give us, which are not our own, but which we come to believe are our own. Which we try to heal, perhaps spend all our lives trying to heal, in vain, because they are not ours to heal. We don’t know what caused them, so we can’t cure them. We just carry them.”
Beautifully written, much better than I could write it. So very, very, true.
From the moment we are born, not our actual physical birth, but the moment our existence enters the conscious mind of others, the moment our birth mother realises that she is pregnant and our birth father realises that his sperm has created a being, people start giving us gifts.
Those gifts are a part of themselves, not a part of us, yet they become a part of us. We absorb them. Our growing self is nurtured as much by the thoughts and feelings of the world outside the womb as it is by the nutrients fed to us inside the womb by the umbilical cord.
If those gifts are positive they give us light. We feel welcome on Earth, safe, loved, wanted, good, and we look forward to being born. If those gifts are negative they give us darkness. We feel frightened, unsafe, unwanted, unloved, bad, and we dread the…
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Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
When is being ignored a positive thing? When you’re the only child of two narcissists. I’ve read a few pop psychology takes (which would probably not consider themselves to be the pop’ kind of psychology) on what an only…
Once upon a time I went in search of a friend a fellow traveller, but they are so hard to find... And the world spins a different way then when I was a child we weren't expected to all have the same mind How wonderful … Continue reading Cobbler’s Spawn
1. You may not realise anything is wrong. You may not bleed, nor feel cramps. In fact, you may be blissfully unaware that there is a problem at all until a scan, when instead of a kicking happy baby, you see a lifeless thing floating asleep, or you see nothing at all.
2. A scan will forever be a hateful thing – rather than excitement at looking at the screen, you will always wish the screen to be turned away from you, expecting a “sorry, there’s no heartbeat”.
3. And while I’m at it, sonographers have the best poker faces in the world. Fact.
4. After the scan, there is a lot of waiting. Waiting for further scans, waiting for tests. Waiting to miscarry naturally or waiting for pills to make you miscarry. Then there is waiting for appointments, waiting for operations to remove tissue. Finally there is waiting for your period to…
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