No Arms, No Hands, All Heart: The Beading Angel

No Arms, No Hands, All Heart The Beading Angel MysteryShrink in the Now* She’s always there. On the pedestrian walkway between the Mexico City Hilton and the Zocalo, sitting with her footless leg tucked under the one with the tennis shoe hiding where her toes were before the fire–her wings …

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Which Is More Important? Food or Love?

Which Is More Important?  Food or Love? What Humans Want Most As my husband and I headed across a parking lot to the car after breakfast at “The Egg and I” when when a young man bent under a backpack that says “Everything I own is in here” and a …

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Who Do You Want to Know Better? The ‘Impressive’ Person or the Person Who Can Laugh?

Who Do You Want to Know Better? The ‘Impressive’ Person or the Person Who Can Laugh? We sure spend a lot of money and time in our efforts to impress others. Is it working? What follows are the slightly edited comments made by two men on the tram from the …

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What If Someone Stole Your Credit Card? Talk about Stress!

What If Someone Steals Your Credit Card Number?  Talk about Stress! Identity theft is nothing new. Ending up with a bunch of charges you don’t recognize on your statement can happen more easily than most people think. This horror happened to my new husband and me during our trip to Mexico to …

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Is Following Your Dream Ruining Your Life? American Pharaoh and You

Is Following Your Dream Ruining Your Life?  American Pharaoh and You What? Isn’t it important to ‘follow your dream?’ And isn’t Victor Espinoza, the jockey for American Pharaoh, just the example we need to be inspired? After all, Victor was one of eleven children born into a poor farm family …

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What Does Sibling Position Have to Do with Love and Friendship? . . The Answers

Birth Position Tendencies**  This is a repeat of What Does Sibling Position Have to Do with Love and Friendship?  . . . This time with identification tags for sibling positions. Before reading this entry please read: Me? Do Thanksgiving? You Have to be Crazy! and What Does Sibling Position Have to …

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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 …

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