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Quote of the day


"Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ” - M. Scott Peck

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Boredom: What is it and how should we respond?


What is Boredom? Why would anyone other than someone who is bored be interested about the topic? Why write about it unless your creating solutions to a problem? Could boredom ever be healthy? Boredom is a feeling first and foremost. It lies at the root of many illnesses, so many in fact, that the modern… Continue reading Boredom: What is it and how should we respond?

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Ambivalence on Valentine’s Day: Par for the course or a solipsistic excuse?


“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love… Continue reading Ambivalence on Valentine’s Day: Par for the course or a solipsistic excuse?

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NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?


I recently saw this article posted about a meeting of the minds between the NCB and the FSMTB. Meanwhile, comments continue to arise from various quarters across the country and abroad about what has been described as a lack of clarity. The following statement from the NCB illustrates the lack of clarity I have heard expressed:… Continue reading NCB and FSMTB: The Muddy Water Remains?

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Emotional Healing


So I saw my therapist today and we were attempting to chart a course for my grief work since it's obviously been causing a problem when the relationship ended the second time in August. Blogging is part of that. I am going to have to make a conscious effort to grieve this loss. The way… Continue reading Emotional Healing

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Utterly Devestated and Totally Numb


The relationship has been over for months. At least six. But the drama wore on. It began when we split up the first time last January. He is a recovered addict and at the time, was over worked by the rehab he worked for. He was doing payroll, HR, some grants, all kinds of things.… Continue reading Utterly Devestated and Totally Numb

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Fun with Color


If you've ever been to a casino did you notice that they use alot of red, green and purple in their decorations? You aren't alone! Color can have profound mood altering properties when correctly employed and casinos have a vested interest in making sure you spend plenty of money. Psychological use of color has a long and storied history even… Continue reading Fun with Color