Bye, Bye Anxiety

Does anxiety control you? Are you stuck living with anxiety? Do you tell yourself “there is no way out“? Well, there is a way out. Anxiety is a vicious friend, but a friend nonetheless. Anxiety tells you when you need to make a life change. Anxiety is the emotion that tells you that something isContinue reading “Bye, Bye Anxiety”

The Dark Side of Me: From Human to Psychopath and Back

In conclusion, evil is a constant within us all, just as good is a constant within us all. The amount of exposure to evil determines the degree to which we feel comfortable acting upon evil. Being evil is a choice. Evil compulsions can be suppressed. That suppression is a choice. Also, evil compulsions can beContinue reading “The Dark Side of Me: From Human to Psychopath and Back”

Facing Giants

Original post dated 2013 by Analytical Perspective (aka Me) Throughout the morning as Mary ran errands at the clinic, she’d noticed a lone boy standing in the hall. She noticed he’d been standing in various parts of the halls all morning. Knowing the nature and experience of this person, Mary knew that his standing inContinue reading “Facing Giants”

I Know You are Old, but Are You Wise?

According to Webster’s dictionary, experience is “practical contact with and observation of facts or events.” I don’t like that definition. It’s too sterile for me. Each time I think the word “experience” I feel an ephemeral warmth and peace, because to me the word is positive. It is spiritual. It is life-altering. It is caughtContinue reading “I Know You are Old, but Are You Wise?”

Choice to Love

On the ride home I was thinking about my Great-Grandma Lorene. I think about her often. Lorene was born in 1901 and she died in 2000. I wish she could have lived forever. She was a quiet, Scotch-Irish woman, 4’10” with a tuft of snow white hair. She could touch her toes and swim threeContinue reading “Choice to Love”

Meeting the Inbetween

When I was a little girl — about age 4 — I emulated my father, trying to burp, dress, and eat Just. Like. Him. When I was age 7, my role models became police officers…they were men. I also remember thinking at around age 10 that traditional women’s roles like teaching, hair-styling, “secretary” work, andContinue reading “Meeting the Inbetween”

What Can You Withstand?

“I Can’t Stand It!” are the four words that are deadly, yes, deadly…deadly to your success and happiness. Why is this? In order to succeed, we must struggle. Struggle is painful. Pain can be difficult to endure but it is not debilitating. What is debilitating? The four words “I Can’t Stand This” are debilitating andContinue reading “What Can You Withstand?”

Do You Approve?

To recap from the video, our society is conditioned to be approval-seeking, because all humans have a survival instinct to desire belonging. From birth, parents condition children to be approval-seeking through operant conditioning and rewards versus punishment. In addition, children have a natural survival animal instinct to belong. To feel safe, protected, and wanted, aContinue reading “Do You Approve?”

The Reason to be Strong

Humanity is intertwined. Humans need humans. People say, “I don’t need anyone”, but what they mean is “I don’t want to need anyone because the disappointment of rejection/failed expectations hurts.” I get that; I was there once, too. Given my childhood experiences, I have a natural tendency to fall into that pit of insecure attachment.Continue reading “The Reason to be Strong”

The Origin of Your Discontent

Have you ever known someone who was discontent? Have you ever — at some point — felt discontent? Have you ever stopped to consider where the discontent originated? Most people when discontent point the finger outward. 👉🏼 However, most often we should be pointing the finger at ourselves. The object of the lesson is notContinue reading “The Origin of Your Discontent”