Dreams of a Songwriter

A lot of songwriters have pet “theme” to their writing. Jon Bon Jovi, for example, writes about struggles of common folks. He is a rich rock star, so is he not authentic when he sings about people living paycheck to paycheck? I believe he is. He may now be a …

What Makes Us Lovable

We start our lives on the receiving end. When we were babies, we have nothing to contribute. All we do is to exist and be ourselves. But without us doing anything, someone was there to provide for our needs. If someone wasn’t, you won’t be here reading this. It didn’t …

Trauma Recovery

So this is what recovery from a mental injury looks like. I feel lethargic. My body aches in weird places. I lay around. I get up to do little things, and then run out of steam and lay back down. I am sleepier and hungrier than usual. Healing takes extra …

Remorse and Raid

Remorse is a heavy baggage. Remorse can come from two situations; one, when your actions result in unintended consequences; two, when you act in ways that violate your values. My experience is that the first kind is a bit easier to accept, especially if you recognize that 1) you can’t …