Do you fantasize, daydream, play video games or watch TV in hopes that you won’t have to deal with reality? It’s not all bad but anything in moderation, right? In the first segment of this episode, I talk about the benefits of skipping reality for a little bit as long as you connect with yourself in other ways. [Read more…]
Does your partner corner you into a no-win situation? Do they ask you questions that make you wrong no matter what you say?
In the first segment, I talk about double binds in relationships, and a couple ways to get out of the no-win questioning that often happens in both non-abusive and abusive relationships.
For segment 2, I discuss lashing out and where it comes from. Are they new emotions that seem to originate in the moment or are they old, stored emotions that derived from a single point in time? [Read more…]
Are you walking around with an undertone of fear, anxiety, panic, or nervousness? What do you feel when nothing in general is happening in your life? What’s your balance point or “homeostatic state”?
When an uncomfortable or sad cloud follows you around all the time, it’s hard to enjoy life. Especially because all the decisions you make are based on a foundation of this “uncomfortableness”.
Friendships are created and can last a lifetime, but they can also disintegrate, never to be rekindled.
What makes a friendship? How do you know if your friends are truly the ones that will be there with you and for you through all the good and bad times? In this first segment, I tackle these questions head on. [Read more…]
Is fate what we make or what we create? In segment one, I talk about a quote from Carl Jung on this very topic.
Today’s listener email has to do with being caught in a lie with family, and what to do in the aftermath. It’s an interesting listen in segment two.
For segment three I talk about spotting fake or forced laughter. In the final segment I share my thoughts about a very dysfunctional family member of mine who’s trying to worm his way back into my family’s lives but his having a heck of a time getting any cooperation (hint, it’s my stepfather).