Monthly Archives: April 2010

Maybe You Need A Laugh Too

This week started off well enough, with an awesome weekend where I went way over the top. I’ve spent the rest of the week sleeping every spare moment, in an attempt to recover. Which has been really rough. So I … Continue reading

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Fear

I went out to lunch today with a friend I used to work with, about 10 years ago. I hadn’t seen him since falling ill, and it was good to catch up again… even though my story wasn’t as enlightened … Continue reading

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Self Acceptance, Emotional Truth, & How to Argue

While reading the introduction to Social Intelligence last night, it occurred to me that if the way I handle emotions is just a function of the way my brain is wired, plus my social conditioning, then what possible reason should … Continue reading

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Stress, Social Intelligence, & How Our Brains Are Wired

I’m currently doing everything I can think of to reduce my stress levels. That’s not entirely trivial, because it’s not as simple as just avoiding stressful situations. For example, much of my non-illness-related stress is created, one way or another, … Continue reading

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Another big weekend!

Just had another big weekend… Saturday morning I got up bright and early (well, 8:30am-ish) to pick my parents up from the city after their 10 day cruise. They were in a good mood, so everything was pretty sweet… although … Continue reading

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Today’s Fun for Apple iPad Fans

Here’s a cute distraction for yas:

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I need more energy, the teacher says!

I’m  just going to go stream-of-consciousness with this one: Went to acting class today. We do “activities” and “doors”, where we work together in pairs. One person is doing an activity in their lounge room, when the other interrupts at … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

In the beginning… The story of last weekend really begins on Friday evening. A bit before then in fact, when two girls from my acting class Vanessa and Monique, both expressed interest in coming with me to a psychodrama introductory … Continue reading

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Avoiding Overwhelm

I just watched Session 7, on awareness of stress patterns; which seems very relevant to me. I constantly seem to be on the verge of overwhelm, reminding myself to back off a bit and take things easy. Part of me … Continue reading

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People who lack empathy really make me angry

Today’s case in point was my sister. We had an argument over MSN this morning, which started with her well-intentioned advice to help me get better. It consisted essentially of “get out more, and be less self-focused”. In her mind, … Continue reading

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