Relationships matter

After a day of couch surfing, crying, feeling sorry for myself, I finally picked myself up and got annoyed enough with something else. So I got started deep cleaning my shower, which led to decluttering the countertop in the master bathroom. And more crying. One of our final interactions we were looking at apartments for…

Anxiety

We're packing up and preparing for the drive home, because I have to go to the office and cope with a client with a looming issue that is not easily resolved. I know it is not my problem. I know I am not the cause of this problem. I know what I advised my client…

Influence

How much influence do others in our lives hold over us? How much influence do we hold over others? And where is the tipping point where trying to influence or persuade becomes trying to control or manipulate? Or are these different things that come from different motivations right out of the box? What to do…

Reaching out, asking for help

I am not sure what happened, but this post did seem to appear on my blog after pressing publish nor was it in my published, draft, or trash folders. It seems to have been vaporized, except for those who receive my posts┬ápost via email. My bestie was kind enough to comment on it via text,…

Reaching out, asking for help

One of the most awful traits/habits I have passed down to my children is my own difficulty in admitting I have issues and that I need help. From anyone. As I get older I am incrementally better about it, but it is still one of life's more difficult things for me. My daughter is struggling…