The Anger Games

[Please note: This is a repost of a post published on this blog in May 2013. I have added an image of the 'purpose of emotions' chart which I mentioned in the post and linked to the article which contains the chart (it's a different article from the one in which I originally found the... Continue Reading →

Swimming Upstream in the Mainstream

If you were to write a book in which you told the story of your life - What would the name of your memoir be? That question caught my eye while I was wandering aimlessly on Buzzfeed. I enjoy taking silly quizzes, as it can be an insightful and fun way of getting to know... Continue Reading →

How Do I Express My Uniqueness… She Asked

. “Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.” ― Hunter S. Thompson . How do you express your uniqueness? Don't you first have to figure out what it is? What is that something which makes you... you... unique... you-nique. We may all be born that way, unique, special snowflakes or whatever, but life and other people... Continue Reading →

WANTED – Adult Children of Narcissists for a survey

. PLEASE NOTE - This survey has been re-opened and is available throughout the month of June 2015 for those wanting to participate in it. You can find it here - Parental Communication Measurement Study . What do you tell other people about your childhood? Do you edit it, rewrite it, make it sound normal... 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 →

The Con Descending

This is going to be another long one... sigh! You know that saying about minding your P’s and Q’s… …well, today I have been struggling with them in a rather literal manner. I was trying to print out some documents and my fingers, instead of pressing - symbol + P - kept pressing - symbol... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on… being criticised

  “What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.” ― Jean Cocteau I’ve spent a large portion of my mortal life being criticised. Either for one thing or another. I'm fairly certain I was criticised for the way I was born and chose to take my first breath. Damned if you do… damned... Continue Reading →

What Are You Feeling?

What are feelings? What purpose do they serve? A while ago I came across this chart which attempts to give the function of feelings. I find it interesting and insightful, a good place to start if you’re experiencing a feeling which is considered negative and would like a more balanced view of it, to know... Continue Reading →

If you look for Perfection, you’ll never be Content

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy The Daily Post is whispering in my ear again asking me this time to - Tell us about a time when everything actually turned out exactly as you’d hoped - and - show us - PERFECT - in CAPS... what's all the shouting... Continue Reading →

An Upturned Soul – The Long and the Short of It

  For a while now I’ve been having an argument with myself connected to how I express myself on my blogs. Every now and then this argument crops up in one of my posts.  Every now and then I experiment with my posting style in an effort to reach a solution. Every now and then... Continue Reading →

The Multi-faceted Joy of Blogging

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV Before I go off on one of my rambles, I would like to welcome into the wonderful world and community of blogging… Deborah Allin and her very first blog - Emerging From The Dark Night. She has only just... Continue Reading →

Let Yourself Out and Just Be…

I've posted this song and video before... Sara Bareilles - Brave I absolutely adore it, the message and energy of it, so I'm posting it again because the lyrics say it all: "Brave" You can be amazing You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug You can be the outcast Or... Continue Reading →

Dear Person Whose Comments I Won’t Approve…

I suppose some would brand you a troll, a merchant of wind-up, an agent provocateur of the world of social media, and would advise me to ignore you and your comments. However you, just like every other human, has a right to express yourself, and has a right to receive attention for your self expression.... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Self Portrait Extravaganza after the link!

I love faces. I love portraits. I absolutely love self portraits because it's more than just a picture of a face, it's a picture of a face taken by the owner of the face, so there is so much more depth and all sorts to it! I used to hate pictures of my face. I... Continue Reading →

How To Offend and Upset in One Easy Step

I worry sometimes about offending and upsetting people. I always have. In fact this worry has at times been the bane of my life. I used to be very concerned about not bothering people, to the point where I would make my life very complicated for myself by going out of my way not to... Continue Reading →

Howling at the Moon

Water The Flowers by ~CilverliningThere are just some days when I want to run out into the woods and howl at the moon, full moon, half moon, dark moon, who cares what phase it’s in. Why should I wait until it is full to be able to howl at it, I’m not a werewolf bound... Continue Reading →

Suck It and See

Daily Prompt: Origin Story Why did you start your blog? Is that still why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned? The first and last time I tried one of these daily prompts my pingback didn't show up on the daily prompt page. So I just figured that... 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 →

Mars in Cancer – The Killer Inside Me

Last night I watched The Killer Inside Me, a film adaptation of the book by Jim Thompson of the same name. I've read the book. A while ago. I created a film inside my head of it as I read it, so I was curious to see if the film version was similar to mine.... Continue Reading →

The Bane of Having Wings

"Aquarius 8. A man experiences much pain and discomfort as wings sprout on his back. It is known by all that the herb Ornithalia or Wingbane will cause one to sprout wings if it is religiously applied daily over a period of months.  Few do this, though, and the ones that try most often stop... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Glass Box

When I read I tend to do it from several different places within me. My eyes scan the words, my gut scans the feelings within the words, my ears listen to the voice and tone I give to the words, I monitor my body for physical and other reactions, while my mind processes the information... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Pinterest

Plugging Pinterest! Where do I begin with this without sounding like an asshole? Kidding, not kidding. I found the image I posted with this on Pinterest and it made me chuckle... I get loads of chuckles from Pinterest. The weirdest one to date is that Ryan Gosling seems to be stalking me via every search... Continue Reading →

The Anger Games

I've written about my anger before. In fact my anger fuels a lot of my posts. I have a lifetime supply of suppressed anger within me. Since I was first able to feel the emotion, it has been denied expression. This denial of expression caused more anger. More anger equals more inner resources channeled towards... Continue Reading →

Saturn in Aries

SaturnInAries by MoonVooDoo I have a problem with authority. With rules. With control. With other people. Astrologically it is written all over my chart. Narrowing down which planet, position, aspect, is responsible for this tendency is a bit of a game of roulette. The pointing finger keeps jumping around the chart wheel, landing on a... Continue Reading →

The Self-Conscious Dance

Last night as I was drifting off to sleep, yet still half awake, I had a vision of sorts, a semi-dream. The image I saw was of a woman, her name was Georgina, though how I knew this, and why that name, I do not know. I was observing her from a distance. She was... Continue Reading →

Why Do You Blog?

Please note: This was written for my tumblr - Damaged & Dangerous - before I had a WordPress. But it applies equally to WordPress. I had a previous WordPress blog many Moons ago, which I deleted for reasons explained below. For every blog which exists, there is a story behind its creation. For some answering... Continue Reading →

Tweet #13

"People who express themselves as they are, who do it because it is an impulse stronger than the desire to belong and fit in. I adore you!" - @UrsusAbstrusus

A WordPress Quote

 Writing Is A Struggle Against Silence by =MoonlessDepth You know how when you publish a new post, WordPress gives you a quote to go with it, as a sort of celebration for such a daring and foolishly brave act. I don't usually read them, but the last one caught my eye, and I thought it... Continue Reading →

Tweet #9

"Stop apologising for being yourself, you are amazing, let it out, rock my world, shake this earth to its very foundations with your soul." - @UrsusAbstrusus

When You Can’t Say What You Want To Say

This is a problem I have encountered my entire life. I know that many people experience something similar. Perhaps everyone feels this way. Expressing yourself, your true feelings and thoughts can be difficult. Some cover it up by not talking at all, others by talking too much, and all the shades in between. I used... Continue Reading →

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