Youniversity Challenge

Who are you and how do you know that's who you are? How did you react to that question - are you still reading or did you move on? Should I chase after all those who decided not to give this post a chance or should I focus my attention on you - you who... Continue Reading →

Let’s Play Happy Families

Have you ever given something away only to wish later on that you could magically get it back? I'm not referring to time, opportunities, youth, your heart, your mind, your soul, or your virginity... I mean an actual thing, an object, a book, a toy, or a pack of playing cards. I've moved around a... Continue Reading →

What You Do Online Leaves Traces

Before I started blogging, I was a browser, surfer, lurker, searcher seeking, looking for answers, solutions, ideas, distractions online. The bookmarks I collected grew so plentiful that it would take what felt like an age to scroll and find where I wanted to revisit. Every now and then I would try to tidy up my... Continue Reading →

Liebster Award 2018 – Accepting the Love

Let me introduce you to Sadje of Keep It Alive. She is friendly, sociable, and goes out of her way to let people know when she likes their online creations. She has a great blog, writes wonderful posts, is very creative and inspiring, and she loves getting feedback. She's a beautiful blogging soul! I'm not... Continue Reading →

Good Post, Bad Post, Old Post, New Post, Just Write Post

So, what do you think makes a good post on your blog? Do you have a favourite? What do you prefer to write about? What do you like to read on other people’s blogs (or mine)? What attracts you to follow a blogger? The above questions aren't mine, they're from Pensitivity101: What Makes a 'Good... Continue Reading →

The Liebster Award 2018 – Discover New Blogs

Do you enjoy letting other people know that you like them? Do you tell people when something they've done has inspired you? Do you love discovering new things, places, and people? And when you find a new thing, place, or person do you share them with others, share the love? The Liebster Award is a... Continue Reading →

3 Things About Blogging

If you could turn back time, would you do it? If you could travel back in time, would you do it, and where in the when would you go? For you, is time: 1) money, 2) of the essence, 3) a big ball of wibbly wobbly wimey stuff? This morning I woke up later than... Continue Reading →

Are We Nearly There Yet?

I don't know if you've noticed... if you haven't I'm going to point a finger at it and shout: Look, look, LOOK! I've changed my blog's theme... it may take awhile for me to sort out the mess which this is causing, as I have to get used to how this theme works (and doesn't... Continue Reading →

Decompartmentalising Yourself

I was having a conversation yesterday evening which began in the compartment of work/business and slowly crossed lines into other compartments until it ended up in the deeply personal and intensely private (mine, not someone else's because that's not my boundary to cross). At one point the person I was speaking with said something along... Continue Reading →

Strange Gifts – Relationship Problems

What do you want in a relationship? Why do you want those things in a relationship? Do you give to others what you want them to give to you in a relationship? Do you really give to others those things that you want them to give to you in a relationship or do you just... Continue Reading →

The Blogger’s Curse…

Or is it a blessing? But what is IT? IT is when an old post of yours from years back gets a new comment. At this point you're probably thinking this is definitely a blessing. How could it be a curse? Focus on the positive: 1. Someone noticed your post. Every day hundreds of thousands... Continue Reading →

The Human Maze

Have you ever done one of these... . I chose to use this particular maze image because the end and the beginning are on the same side... and you've got to wonder why you would bother doing the maze at all since you're where you need to get already - life is sometimes exactly like... Continue Reading →

Awkward Conversations and Stifled Laughter

For those who are curious by nature, pretty much every conversation is going to be from the get go or become after a seemingly normal and comfortable start... awkward. At some point you, the naturally curious one, will ask a stupid question, make a dumb remark, say something idiotic to a cleverer-than-thou other who would... Continue Reading →

Who Are You and For What Are You Searching

It's that time of year... whatever this time of year means to and for you. For a lot of people this is a time when we review what we've gained and what we've lost, what went right and what went wrong, what is coming together and what is falling apart... and maybe wonder WTF happened... Continue Reading →

Help or Hinder, Heal or Hurt

There are times when I secretly hope that some technical glitch will wipe out my blog. I can explain that hidden hope best by using astrology - I have Pluto in the 1st (and transiting Pluto is conjunct my Sun) and (so I'm a bit of a psycho - it's retrograde so that psycho is... Continue Reading →

Second Chances – One Lovely Blog Award Nominations

Have you ever done something and... perhaps thought it was what you should be doing at the time, but... awhile later you second guess yourself and wish you had a second chance, but it's too late, the moving finger wrote and you can't travel back in time to do things differently. . . So what... Continue Reading →

What Would You Like Me to Write About?

The other day I wrote a post about how blogs are people, how what you find on a blog reflects the person behind the blog who experiences all the ups, downs, and usual merry-go-round of being a human living life. I know that's obvious but sometimes the obvious gets obscured by... by what? By all... Continue Reading →

Blogs are People

We, the people... shouldn't that be... We are people... ? because we are people, aren't we? and the 'the' just sounds like... (a band name) . . something which separates us from who we are... together and apart... a typically human experience... disconnected even when connected... and that kind of connected disconnectedness leaks out... Continue Reading →

Christmas, Capricorns, Narcissists and New Year

It's that time of year... When the past and the future meet in the present... ... Okay, that happens all the time... ... However we're more mindful... (oh, mindfulness, you new trendy hot topic, and cashola source for some, made of fragments of old wisdom of the lived experience sewn into something more fashionable for... Continue Reading →

Why the world wags and what wags it…

  . “You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only... Continue Reading →

An Upturned Soul Update

Hello everyone, I'm going to be mainly absent from my blog over the next few weeks. I'm doing a bit of this: . . Actually I've already done a bit of that, and it has consequences. I think those are this: . . But if you know how I make decisions these days, then you're... Continue Reading →

Reader Question: About This Blog…?

People sometimes ask me questions on this blog... And occasionally someone asks me a question, based on something to do with this blog, through my tumblr, my Twitter, or on my deviantart. If those other social media platform accounts were friends of mine who were waiting for me to show up at a social get-together...... Continue Reading →

The Narcissist – Up Close and Personal

When I first started blogging... on a blog which is now defunct... . I used this as an avatar . I didn't set out to write about narcissists at all. It didn't even cross my mind. It didn't even occur to me to write about my parents, my childhood, my issues, my life, my experiences...... Continue Reading →

Alias, rank and serial number…?

. “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin . Do a search for 'Ursula' online and you'll either get results for the name itself and what it means - She is a Bear - or a respected fierce female author with that first... Continue Reading →

How do you manage to write and find inspiration everyday?

Grazie mille e mille grazie to Seashell, for taking part in my challenge and challenging me, for being so gracious, as always, and for being a deep sea diver in life, and asking questions like this one: . Dear Ursula, here is my question: how do you manage to write and find inspiration everyday? have... Continue Reading →

Ask Me A Question…?

I'm An Upturned Soul... but why? The name of this blog is an anagram of something else. That something else is rather boring, perhaps, but the anagram of it sounds interesting. Maybe. Maybe not. I'm a mess... a soul who is constantly being upturned, topsy and turvy, or something like that. If I tried to... Continue Reading →

Andy White – Narcissism and The Fruit of Suffering

"The pain, the despair, the craziness of self-destructive behaviour is as loud a statement as it is possible to make that our soul is in exile and under attack." - Andy White . Isn't it typical. The moment you want something, it plays hard to get. However if you don't want it, it's there for... Continue Reading →

The Spikes and Booms of Life (and blogging)

Everything we do in life reflects us back at ourselves, not unlike a mirror only there's more to it, which is sometimes hard to see and easy to miss. . . For instance, just now... I had the urge to write a post. Writing posts is something which I do for myself. It's a selfish... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I climb the Walls, and Lie on the Ceiling

. . “Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” ― Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea . . The title of this post is the tagline for my blog. It wasn't always the blog's tagline. I changed it... I changed it... because I felt a shift within which changed... Continue Reading →

The Precarious Imposition

“If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Insulted and Humiliated . When someone asks you a question, especially one which involves you personally in the question and the answer, what... Continue Reading →

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