Why we feel alone – and why it isn’t unhealthy to need people

In the world of work the message is, "if you work hard, you can make it big." In the world of therapy the message is, "only you have the answers you need." In the ideology of spiritual living, "you must find your own way." Yet in reality - the greatest gift there is in life is connection.

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I determined my son would not suffer as I had done. I would wipe out that life. Erase its traces. Elide its wounds. So I scrubbed and scraped and carved, hew from the stubborn rock of years and circumstance until I had crushed, smashed, severed and cleaned all the ills I knew. When he grew... Continue Reading →

No matter where you go, there you are

First, I confess - my post title is from an 80's cult sci-fi classic, though I can't remember the name. I've been moving house - which makes move number 50-something in my lifetime. This is up there with the worst. Trying to balance keeping my business going, moving etc. has been (insert foul words) exhausting.... Continue Reading →

Curious meanderings

I can’t get to my computer, for reasons too exotic and interesting to mention - so no cartoons. But I wanted to at least write a quick scribble. Lady Anon had over 230 people read her post last week, but not a single comment. I confess to being a bit baffled. I’m delighted that she... Continue Reading →

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