Emotions: Living in the Now or ‘How to Visualize Whirled Peas’

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Emotions: Living in the Now or ‘How to Visualize Whirled Peas’ Emotions:  The Old Man, His Mop, and His Gift How do you ‘live in the now’ when life takes a dive suddenly and forever?  And you’re a kid? The Ruiz Gallindo Hotel is nestled in Fortín de la Flores, a little town between Veracruz, and Mexico City.  It is three weeks after my mother died with an asthma attack.  My father had gathered up my younger and me to wander Mexico for the summer. Talking was hard.  Sleeping impossible.  We made it because we were the introvert-feelings-avoiders in the family. …

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Hope: Two Women, Robin Williams, and Living NOW

MysteryShrink: Two Women and Living in the NOW The truth about psychology and psychologists:  We long to be scientific—to prove our medications, our talk therapy works.  We long to assist ourselves and other humans to find more joy and make more sense of their lives. We mostly fail on both counts. With psychologist websites mostly billboards and all the information any civilization could want in 234 languages at your fingertips– what’s a psychologist on the loose to do to try and make a difference? It seems to me, that along with encouraging you guys to laugh at me and yourselves, I …

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Stress, Relationships, Family: MysteryShrink Goes Social

Stress: Why You Want to Keep an Eye on MysteryShrink The truth and a giant disclaimer.  If I am to accomplish my current goal, I’m going to have to lose the sunglasses.  I’m going to have to start registering using my real name.  I’m going to have to take MysteryShrink into the world of social media the same way to be a responsible pet owner I drag Sammie Davis Jr. in to the vet.  The Truth: I’ve finally finished the book that I wanted to write when I switched from all-serious non-fiction to fiction.  The book is titled The Mercy.  …

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Living in the Now. Be Ready. The “Now” May Find You.

Living in the Now. Be Ready. On Being a Person,  Are We What We Contribute? (Disclaimer.  I firmly promised no ‘diary’ posts or–gasp–anything that has a scent of political issues.  I don’t for a moment think my life is so interesting the world can’t do without hearing about it. Still, I couldn’t resist sharing this moment in hopes one other person who, like me, thinks and talks about social justice but does little–may be touched or moved and touch someone else.  If I–one of those people who switches channels when the starving children standing in doorways with sad big eyes flash …

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