Category Archives: emotions

“Shrinking Women” by Lily Myers

Watch this fantastic performance by Lily Myers, “Shrinking Women” “I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking, making space for the entrance of men into their lives, not knowing how to fill it back up once they leave.” – Lily Myers

What is Co-Narcissism?

If you’re having an, “oh great, one more thing to worry about” response to the unfamiliar word “Co-Narcissism,” you’re not alone. I am not a proponent of inventing and loosely wielding new psychological problems, diagnoses, and concerns for people seeking help and understanding through their interpersonal conflicts, low self-esteem, and a myriad of other problems […]

Why We Don’t Leave: The Cultural Epidemic of Oppression

I want to thank Leslie Morgan Steiner for courageously sharing her personal experience from an abusive marriage and for dispelling myths about domestic violence in her TED Talk entitled, “Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave.” Her public recognition of the hardship and judgment that she and others face when attempting to leave an abusive relationship is […]

We Fight Together

http://youtu.be/RXIwkg3SXnU Today, especially today, I needed a reminder that I am not alone. It has been a difficult and disheartening few weeks on the civil rights front at home… attacks on women’s health, attacks on women in general, the invalidation of the Voting Rights Act, and case against George Zimmerman for the murder of 17-year-old […]

May 21

Three Essential Facts About Feelings

A great, simple, left-brained introduction to the neurobiology of emotions! Worth a watch and further investigation if you are curious. The Theory of Emotion, Robert Plutchik Can’t find the right word to express yourself?  Use these Feeling Words for guidance! And don’t be scared of a dramatically illustrated cartoon image to help you out…

May 20

Susan Sontag on Art

Monday (late afternoon) Motivation! “Modern aesthetics is crippled by its dependence upon the concept of ‘beauty.’ As if art were ‘about’ beauty—as science is ‘about’ truth!” September 10, 1964 As always, much love to Brain Pickings & Maria Popova for producing conversation and inspiration. This work is for sale on Etsy.com by wendy macnaughton – […]

May 17

The Riddle: Anti-homophobia message from the U.N.

The United Nations calls for an International Day Against Homophobia today, May 17th, 2013.  Share in solidarity! For more information on human rights around the globe, visit the U.N. website.

May 09

A reminder from Dr. Dan Siegel

March 15

On writing, anxiety, and love

If you have never read Brain Pickings, I highly recommend this thoughtful, well-done, search for “interestingness” spear-headed by Maria Popova (@brainpicker) and the occasional guest writer. The writing at first glance often appears outside my comfort zone, but I’m usually drawn in to subjects that I might naturally toss aside as too lofty or inapplicable to my […]

Frida Kahlo on Pain

Illustration by John Lyttle This interesting (therapy-related) portrayal of one of Frida Kahlo’s famous quotes about living with and processing her pain caught my attention today. The original quote reads: “I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior.” […]