How Do You Hear?

How do your hear the world around you? What do you hear when you listen? Are your ears more attuned to the negative or the positive? Do you hear cries for help or shouts of anger or screams of joy more readily, more easily, more than usual? What's your hearing style? And where did your... Continue Reading →

Are You Obsessed with a Narcissist?

Last night I watched an intriguing film which told the story of a man who had never forgotten his first great love. The extent to which he hadn't forgotten her was obsessive. He thought about her all the time, wrote letters to her every day (which were returned to sender as she hadn't lived at... Continue Reading →

Understanding Human

Ask me a question such as this one - If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? - and the answer I'm most likely to give is one which won't make sense in any language... Unless you speak Tangential Thinking. Then it might... Continue Reading →

It’s not the face, but the expressions on it…

“It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what you say. It's not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.” ― Stephenie Meyer . . . . When I first saw the focus of this week’s Daily Post Photo challenge:... Continue Reading →

Songs about Narcissism

I wasn't going to do another post about narcissists so soon... however I woke up with a song, not playing on the radio alarm clock but playing in my mind, which I had been listening to the other day. While listening to it, to the mesmerising rhythm, I happened to pay attention to the lyrics...... Continue Reading →

It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea

“It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea.” ― Richard Bach For two days in a row the crack of dawn was announced by the grinding and whirring of machinery. But what was this machinery doing? The sleepy consciousness of the human who was awoken by the... Continue Reading →

The First Sign of Madness

Why is talking to yourself considered one of the first signs of madness? Surely it should be seen as a sign of sanity. How am I supposed to get to know myself, who I am, what I enjoy doing, what I like or don’t like, what my dreams are, what my fears are, work through... Continue Reading →

Life sends us Tests, Challenges and Temptations… for our Ego…

False Ending by WiseGirlAthena But there is more to us than our ego. Sure our ego has a place within our lives, sometimes it pretends it is all of us and everything… but it’s not everything. Be aware of certain things… 1 - If you tell someone a ‘secret’ be sure it’s one you don’t... Continue Reading →

The Scorpion, The Eagle and The Phoenix – Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio

Image from Soul-Centered Astrology by Alan Oken   Alan Oken in his book, Soul-Centered Astrology, allocated three symbols to Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eagle and The Phoenix. Each one represents a level of Scorpio's expression. In theory the Scorpion must evolve into the Eagle who must then evolve into the Phoenix. He goes on... Continue Reading →

Where Are You From?

Where Are You From? This question, and several others in the same category of introductory queries asked by people who are politely going through the socially approved motions of getting to know you, always leaves me at a loss for an answer. That's a lie and a truth rolled into one sentence. I'm not really... Continue Reading →

The Game of Pink Elephants

My partner and I have a game which we play, the rules of which are fairly simple. If during a conversation one of us suspects that the other one is not listening, we work the words 'pink elephant' into a sentence then carry on speaking as if nothing unusual happened. It can be quite tricky... Continue Reading →

Big Things and Little Things

Listen to the Little Stuff by SpirituallyThinking Isn't this true for adults too? I find it is with myself and with others. Most of the time I think that interactions are not so much about what is being said as they are about being listened to. Having the attention of another human being and feeling... Continue Reading →

Tweet #29 – Listening and Speaking

I learned to listen before I learned to speak. I didn't plan for it to happen that way, it just did as these things do. I spent many years in silence. I hated the silence. I loved the silence. Then I learned how to speak. To myself, not to others. Learning to speak requires an... Continue Reading →

How To Talk Yourself Out of Writing a Post for your Blog

Yesterday I was going to post something I had written about dyslexia being a good lie detecting device. However on re-reading the piece I decided not to post it. I was concerned that it would not interest those who don't have dyslexia, and those who do have dyslexia might also find it uninteresting. I got... Continue Reading →


My mother had a particular quirk which used to drive me nuts. She never listened to a word I spoke, that was normal, she never listened to anything anyone said unless what they were saying was what she wanted to hear, and even then, listening would not be the right term for what she did.... Continue Reading →

Memories Hold Messages

Out of the blue the other day I remembered a dinner party that I attended many years ago. It was an intimate and very strange gathering of strangers, who momentarily pretended to be friends. The hostess was the director of a modelling agency, the co-host was her boyfriend, an ex-CIA agent. Perhaps he should not... Continue Reading →

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