Yes, you are becoming your parents… relax, that can make you even better ___ I swore I would never be like him. I dressed differently. I didn’t drink. I broke the cycle. But no matter what I did, I still have become like my father. It’s taken me a lot of years to admit it, … More Do You Hate Yourself For Being Like Your Parents?
Did you know that your mind has both an Editor and a DJ? ___ If you were to take one day and live unedited and unscripted I daresay that you would not be a popular person. In most circles, you are expected to edit everything you say and everything you do. Often, editing is a … More 5 Ways to Make Peace With Your Hostile Inner Editor
How do you cope with sibling rivalry? ___ Parents, it drives you nuts. It gets under your skin. It creeps up on you, snakelike, and slaps you in the face. You will fight about it. You will threaten and you will want to turn yourself inside and out because you can’t stand it. What is … More 10 Sanity Strategies for Sibling Rivalry
Our relationships make our mental health what it is. ___ Did you know you are married to your mental health? And unfortunately, not all of us are successful in our marriage to our own mental health and well-being. As someone who lives with depression and anxiety, I know a few things about mental health. I … More Family and Your Mental Health
Dr. Gabor Mate reminds us that who you surround yourself with can change your life. ___ What is normal? It’s an interesting question. We certainly know what is weird, abnormal and even crazy. In North America, we have over 500 disorders that tell us what, and (more importantly?) who, is pathological. For many of us, … More The Myth of Normal
Remember that when you shave, you are shaving for men everywhere. Shaving has a history that will change your future. ___ Shaving Has a History I am told that the first to shave were the Neanderthals. The hairy beasts among the group were slower, less aerodynamic and more easily thrown off their balance due to the … More Son, This is How Shaving Will Set You Free
This week we had three tiny fires on the same day. Keep an eye on the tiny fires, because something big is happening. ___ Three fires in one day. That was a day. Wednesday we had three fires, tiny fires. Tiny fires are easily forgotten but they carry a gift if you are ready for it. Three fires in … More Tiny Fires Can Make You Choose A Big Life