Today let’s talk about people pleasing. Have you ever found yourself doing things you didn’t want to do, just so others would like you?
Archives for July 2012
It used to be alive each spring and summer … this morning all heard was the wind in the uncut grass and the faded sound of my own long ago dreams.
Guest Author Mary Piggott shares her thoughts on advertising and reflecting on the movie Ways of Seeing which was shown on the BBC.
This beautiful picture of Elakala Waterfalls made me think of ‘living in the moment’, or perhaps, ‘time standing still’ … is there a difference I wonder?
Having arrived in 2012, an era projected in science fiction movies decades ago, I find myself both amazed and shocked by turns at what has actually come to pass. In an era where managing my diabetes no longer means an early death and the Internet puts with worlds knowledge at my fingertips, people still believe that aggressive behaviour in dogs is breed specific and that electronic shock collars are a good idea to manage a dog’s behaviour.
When I started dealing with the effects of growing up in an alcoholic family, I was so bound up in the fear and terror of what I had lived through as a child, that those emotions were all I could see for a long time.
I recently ran across Rick Bateman’s insightful article delving into some intriguing commonalities between the Buddha and author, Ayn Rand. Having only made it half way through Atlas Shrugged without dissolving into a coursing fit of riotous indignation, I applaud Bateman’s peace around Rand’s self-focused literature. I must say my attempt at the novel was […]
Over the past decade, the condominium industry has seen an astonishing amount of growth. In some cities like Montreal and Quebec, the industry even seems to be growing out of control: the city’s landscape is undoubtedly being changed by the numerous condo buildings appearing everywhere, in every neighborhood.
I recently visited Madrid and got to see an original Spanish bullfight. I had no idea what to expect other than what I had seen on television. A matador trying to entice a bull towards him while placing sticks in its back. We arrived at Madrid’s Plaza de Toros one Sunday afternoon and purchased seats […]
From a foreigners point of view, it is very hard to understand how a civilised country such as the USA, which claims to be a model for which all other nations should aspire and which claims to be religious, can deny its citizens the basic right to health care. It is cruel and impassionate. In […]