How I Am Becoming Less Botherable

I’ve been having an intense period of digging up stuck emotions.  40+ years of accumulated feelings are sure a lot.  Each time I react emotionally, usually in the manner of taking things too personally, I am just surprised by the underlying feeling.  I’ve encountered stuff like: The disappointment of realizing …

Chris Cornell and Suffering in Silence

It’s an awkward and selfish thing, but when I first heard that Chris Cornell suddenly died, I found myself hoping it was from a heart attack or some other unforeseen-and-hard-to-prevent condition.  Someone else I knew personally, another gifted person, died from a sudden heart attack one day a few years ago, …

Five Signs of Suffering: Something Is Wrong Here

The five signs according to ChangeDirection.org are: Personality Change Withdrawn Agitated Poor Self-Care Hopelessness Now, all of us have moments where we feel any of the above, but what differentiates a warning sign from someone just having a bad day is how it affects their energy.  If it seems out …