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The System which Works for You

One of the activities I engaged in most often as a child, which carried on through my teens into adulthood, and still occupies my time, is that of – trying to figure out… Continue reading

How To Hurt…

If there’s one thing all humans seem to share in spite of all our differences, it’s the ability to hurt. And it’s most likely one of the first lessons we learn about life… Continue reading

Dear Friend… Thank You for Kindly Understanding

Was it wrong of me to be pleased with that… to be momentarily caught up in a shy inner smile of self-pride because someone had appreciated a quirk of mine which often gets… Continue reading

Your Own Personal Personality Test

Have you ever taken a personality test? If yes… did you enjoy taking the test, was it fun or a chore, did you have to adapt your actual personality to suit the personality… Continue reading

Who Do You Call about a Dead Badger

Have you ever felt self-conscious… . . of course you have, you’re human (if you’re not human, my apologies for making the assumption that you are… and if you’re human but have never… Continue reading

Where there was once a hole…

When I first moved into my house, I stated that I wouldn’t do anything to it until I’d lived here for awhile… I was rather pleased with myself for stating that because it… Continue reading

What Does That Say About Me?

Every now and then someone you know will make a statement about themselves and then pause, perhaps because they realised the statement they made exposed them to your eyes in a way which… Continue reading

Buying, Selling, Bargaining, Borrowing, and Stealing the Authentic Self

Have you ever noticed that when you’re focusing on a subject… you see it everywhere… in everything… in everyone… and suddenly stories pertaining to that subject come at you from every angle? There… Continue reading

Searching For Your Self in Books

If someone gives you a book as a gift… do you think they’re a potential soulmate, someone who has understood you and possibly the way to your heart, or do you think they… Continue reading

Finding Yourself Through Fantasy

Do you fantasise? If yes, what do you fantasise about? Do you fantasise about changing your physical self, living in another body, being endowed with certain abilities and talents, moving to another place,… Continue reading

Discovering Who You Are

Do you know who you are? . . Is it the same as who you thought you were, hoped you were, imagined that you were? Is it who you have always been? Is… Continue reading

People Watching – The stories they tell may not be the same as the ones you hear

Yesterday I read two articles on two blogs I follow. The articles were similar in subject – they both discussed the changes they had seen happening online, how those changes were affecting them… Continue reading

Solving Puzzles

Do you enjoy solving puzzles… doing crosswords, sudoku, escaping the room, finding the missing piece of a sequence, putting shapes together, working your way through a maze… figuring out what something means, connecting… Continue reading

Reverting to Type

Recently I’ve noticed some changes in myself which I quite like and would like to be lasting, but you can never be certain how long a change will last, if it will last,… Continue reading

Can We Afford to be Innocent

The title of this post is a slightly altered version of a statement made in the lyrics of a song – Invincible by Pat Benatar (excerpt from lyrics posted below)- which I was… Continue reading

Ambivalence was from now on to be her almost permanent state…

The title of this post doesn’t refer to me… although there have been times in my life when I felt exactly like that because life, and the experiences held therein, can make a… Continue reading

Headaches and Heartaches

The other day I had a song stuck on repeat in my head, it had been used briefly in a TV show I was watching the night before, but it didn’t start haunting… Continue reading

Who is a Part of your Cluster

For the last couple of nights I’ve been watching back-to-back episodes of Season 2 of Sense8… . . I almost didn’t bother with Season 2, even though I loved Season 1 and think… Continue reading

Mindfulness, Authenticity, and Other Human Activities

Years ago I read an opinion which stuck with me, as opinions sometimes do… this wasn’t one of those opinions which stick with you because they strike a nerve, it didn’t hurt or… Continue reading

Waiting to be Recognised

Have you ever had the feeling that you were waiting for something, but didn’t know what that something which you were waiting for was… and therefore… . . you aren’t sure how to… Continue reading

Are You Asking the Right Questions

For as long as I have known myself, and been aware of a self of who to know and to get to know, there has been one consistent question I have asked of… Continue reading

Where Do We Go From Here

Have you ever finally gotten something (or maybe someone) you wanted? Finally achieved a goal you worked hard to score? Finally found what you were looking for? Finally reached the end of a… Continue reading

Private Battles and Secret Triumphs

Last night while watching an episode of the TV series – Midnight Sun – which is a Swedish crime drama with plenty of mystery surrounding every character, and Sami mythology, I was transported… Continue reading

To Obtain By Irregular Means

While sipping overly strong coffee this morning, waiting for my brain to untangle itself from the symbolic world of dreams (where it is more at home than in the waking world), playing a… Continue reading

Power Love Anger

There were three abstract subjects which were of prime importance in my formative years, and early environment: 1 – Power 2 – Love 3 – Anger Of those three – Love – was… Continue reading

Your Personal Story through the Eyes of Others

In some ways you could say that a personal blog is a country, a land which has its own flag design, culture and customs, rules and etiquette, cuisine, art, language, definition and meaning,… Continue reading

Appreciation and Expectation

Someone recently asked me to share my thoughts on the quote below: . . The version of it which I’ve used here says the author is unknown, and most of the image search… Continue reading

How To Scare A Narcissist Away

. The title of this blog post comes from a query in my blog stats’ search terms… The stats for my blog have been falling recently… which is logical, normal, natural, and expected… Continue reading

Learning to Figure Things Out for Yourself

There are moments in life when you may suddenly get the strong impression that you’re on your own, that you’re all alone… in some impossible situation which you’re certain you can’t possibly solve… Continue reading

Pop Up Problems

The other day I clicked on a link to an article, and as I scanned it quickly from start to finish to decide whether it was worth reading it properly, the whole page… Continue reading

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