The Many Faces of the Moon

  photograph by Aneev Rao What face comes to mind when you think of the Moon? Is it a familiar face. Is it male or female. Is it easy to read. Is the expression upon it soft and glowing. Is it mysterious and veiled. Is it a mirror of your emotions, your dreams and desires.... Continue Reading →

Q: What do you consider to be sins and what do you consider to be virtues?

When one thing leads to another, you can end up in some interesting places, having conversations with intriguing people, and asking yourself some interesting and intriguing questions. Which leads me to... Q: What do you consider to be sins and what do you consider to be virtues? Some people consider it a sin to phrase... Continue Reading →

What Gets You Thinking?

A minute or two after I popped the words - What gets you thinking? - into the title box of this post, while I was quickly browsing William Burroughs quotes and had just read this one: “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. A psychotic is a guy who's just... Continue Reading →

Share Your World: The Soul-Footed Bear

The amazing force of nature known as sparksfromacombustiblemind (aka Melanie B Cee) regularly creates Share Your World posts. I love the idea, I enjoy reading the posts, and yet I never participate (I don't consider what I did here - Post Time: This is an open share your world post - as me participating, that's... Continue Reading →

How to Live with a Narcissist in Your Environment – part 3

Someone recently asked me to write a post to share my perspective on how to find a measure of balance in life, love, and relationships when you have a narcissist in your environment. At the end of part 2 of How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment, I said that the experience of... Continue Reading →

How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment – part 2

Someone recently asked me to write a post to share my perspective on how to find a measure of balance in life, love, and relationships when you have a narcissist in your environment. In part 1 of How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment, I shared a little bit of my own experience... Continue Reading →

How to Live with a Narcissist in your Environment

Someone recently asked me to write a post to share my perspective on how to find a measure of balance in life, love, and relationships when you have a narcissist in your environment. Before I share my perspective, I'm going to share a summary of my story to put my perspective into context. I am... Continue Reading →

Reblog: Sunday in the Park with Brian: Therapy Session #31 (The “The Two Ships in the Night” Version) — Bonnywood Manor

Welcome to one of my messy reblogs (sharing another WordPressian's blog post on my blog). I've only just started following Brian's blog... and I've already forgotten how I came across his blog, but I do remember why I pressed follow (read this post of his if you want to know why). I love what he's... Continue Reading →

Post Time: This is an open share your world post

I often see bloggers doing - Open Posts (where the blogger shares whatever and then others can share whatever in the comments) - and/or - Share Your World Posts (where the blogger shares their world and then others share their world in the comments which may or may not be connected to what the blogger... Continue Reading →

Play Selected World

Do you ever wonder why you were born... into a certain family in a certain country into a certain social group into a set of circumstances into a particular timeline . more on TCK's via Wiki . I have wondered about that since the ability to wonder about those sort of things was enabled in... Continue Reading →

Who Comes First – Me or You or Everyone Else?

Yesterday I was finishing off some DIY in the sitting room. Don't award me a halo. I was fixing a mess I'd made this Summer while trying to find the point of entry of swarming ants - the third time this happened I took out a hammer. My partner was in the room playing Fortnite.... Continue Reading →

Recently Watched: The Laws of Thermodynamics

I watch a lot of TV shows and Films. I am neither proud nor ashamed of it. It's neither a good activity nor a bad activity, it's just an activity which I do. Some people view this activity as good and others view it as bad and some are neutral about it. I also read... Continue Reading →

What Do You Really Want To Know?

One of the recurring themes of human interactions is the asking of questions. Why is that? Questions are a good way of breaking the ice, of dealing with awkward silences in social situations, of getting to know others... An interesting post about questions asked - How to give people insight into your character by nobodysreadingme - ... Continue Reading →

How to be a Human Bean

Originally posted in March 2015. When I did this post, I only had edamame beans and coffee beans in the house so that's what I used... But there are so many different types of beans, and I kind of wish I'd had more and done more (typical human bean thought... why can you just be... Continue Reading →

How to really not care about what people think of you

When did the battle begin for you? You know what battle I mean, don't you? Hint: It's in the title of this post. When did what other people think of you become something you cared about? When did what other people think of you become something you wished you didn't care about? And when did... Continue Reading →

Hard as Diamonds, Tough as Nails

[This is a repost of a post published in February 2015. It's amusing reading what I wrote back then, especially as I know what happened next (even though some of it is now a blur in the archive of memory). I did buy a house, and strangely enough I sometimes refer to this house as... Continue Reading →

The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists – page three

So in the previous post -  The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists - page two  -  I stated that: "...page three ... will be my attempt at a partial recap of a Kdrama which I partially watched and then bailed on because… the Narcissists, the Narcissists… took over the show..." I'm rather in awe of... Continue Reading →

The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists – page two

In the previous post - The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists - page one - I mentioned that: "...As a teenager I watched a couple of US Soap Operas and made the comparison between them and life with my parents. I once pointed that out to my mother, and after that she would gleefully announce... Continue Reading →

The Korean Drama Guide to Narcissists – page one

The other day in a post I said the following: "...although I am beginning to think that I may have been Korean in a previous life due to how comfortable I feel with what I’ve gleaned of the culture from my recent obsession with Kdrama..." I didn't think much about my words when I wrote... Continue Reading →

Nought to Fifty: The Dangerous Assumption

This post is both new and old. Kind of like I am. Physically... I'm old. This body has been around for several decades. At the beginning of next year I'm shifting from one decade into another. In Korea I've already made the shift, but I don't live in Korea... although I am beginning to think... Continue Reading →

Den of Scorpions

The title of this post comes from the last words I spoke before waking up from a dream. I actually shouted those words - DEN OF SCORPIONS! - rather than spoke them, in surprised alarm after finding about six big black scorpions living in a cardboard box which I'd bunged on a table sometime earlier... Continue Reading →

If everyone reading this were to donate…

[This is a repost of a post from December 2014. It's kind of weird reposting a post from a few Winters ago when at the moment it's August and this Summer has been so unusually hot and dry (in a place, the UK, where Summer is usually hot and dry for about two weeks if... Continue Reading →

Is John a Narcissist or is John the victim of a Narcissist?

[This is a repost of a post published in November 2014. This is one of those posts which I not only remember writing, but I also recall exactly what inspired me to write it. At the time I was receiving quite a lot of comments on my posts about narcissists, 'narcissist' was a trending hot... Continue Reading →

This is why you can’t have nice things

This is a repost post with a little bit of a difference. The first difference being that the title isn't the same as the old post. I've really been enjoying watching Korean TV dramas, and reading full season recaps (courtesy of the excellent Dramabeans) of the Kdramas which aren't available to watch on Netflix -... Continue Reading →

Testing Your Personality

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in September 2014. I chose to repost this post because... I need to take a test, and my personality is getting in the way of me doing that. To be fair to my personality, I'm not really sure if it's the obstacle or some other... Continue Reading →

Hiding my Tastes and Aversions

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in August 2014. If you're sick and tired of reading-hearing that this is a repost... why haven't you told me that? The comments on old posts may be closed, but comments on new posts are open to you sharing and expressing yourself with me. Your... Continue Reading →

Trapped in a Perfect World

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in July 2014. My reason for reposting this post is because of these words contained within it (especially the first sentence): "They tell children to never talk to strangers, but no one tells strangers not to talk to children. So I had to stand there... Continue Reading →

Talking about Narcissists… and Woundology

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in June 2014. I chose to repost this because it sort of goes with the previous repost - When Narcissists Claim to be Victims of Narcissists – Who is the Narcissist?. When I wrote this post, and the previous one, I was going through an... Continue Reading →

When Narcissists Claim to be Victims of Narcissists – Who is the Narcissist?

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published in May 2014 This is a repost of one of the top posts on my blog - according to my WordPress blog stats it has accumulated just over 148,000 views. From the feedback I've received via comments on the post (comments are now closed that... Continue Reading →

 Reblog: Do people-pleasers know who they really are? — maybesomeday2016

[This is a beautifully thoughtful post, sharing a personal pause to mindfully consider a big question and an intense experience. There's a strong undercurrent of peace to the post... but I may just be projecting my own experience of something very similar onto and into it (I've become more and more aware of how I... Continue Reading →

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