Tags » Avoidance

the more you ignore me the closer I get: why the silent treatment doesn’t deter

Being a natural extrovert with the ‘gift of the gab’ and a penchant for volume, I’ve never been one to really appreciate silence – something my family, friends and teachers will all attest to! 621 more words


The ride

When first she put her leg over the motorcycle
and clung onto the rat bastard’s strong
and shapely back, when first she felt the thrum… 305 more words


Struggles with Conflict

Among the most important of the tools I use in my psychotherapy practice are self-care contracts.  They were developed over the years by several generations of therapists, starting with Jacqui Schiff (1971).  683 more words


Experiencing Life Sensually

One of the major themes in Fahrenheit 451 focuses on how the characters in the book experience life, which is basically not at all. In their society, they do everything they can to stifle and suppress emotions and experiences: they drive cars fast, take antidepressants, stare blankly at t.v. 615 more words

Life Ponderings

Stomp Out Stress

I’ve come to the conclusion that procrastination is likely the single largest source of stress in my life.

I’m far from lazy, in fact I have the reputation of being “all work and no play.” I usually enjoy the challenge of a big project, but when I’m unsure of myself;  don’t know exactly what I’m doing; or feel a little resentful about having projects to complete when everyone else in the house is sitting around watching TV or taking a nap without the least twinge of guilt, I find myself beginning to procrastinate. 318 more words

Moving Toward Freedom

Done Enough

It starts to rain at midnight.
A spider takes refuge in the corner
by the window. Water is the last thing
We need around here. … 52 more words


Daily Haiku--14 April 2014

I’ll skip the scenic
route if it means I do not
have to walk with you.