Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · The way we are

This is going to be the best year ever! (Or is it…?)

2017 is going to be the best year ever! 2016 was the worst year ever!!! In my attempts to achieve greater balance in my thinking and verbal proclamations in general, you will not hear me make either of these statements. Because my aim, at present, is to resist what the psychologists call “dichotomous thinking”. According to… Continue reading This is going to be the best year ever! (Or is it…?)

Bible quotes · Spiritual growth and healing

Kindness is hard for a perfectionist like me

​Be kind. Be tenderhearted. Be forgiving. Easy to say, but so hard to do. I struggle a lot with perfectionism, and often nurture a critical spirit. And this spirit rears its ugly head the most when I’m feeling bad about myself. When I don’t feel good enough, or smart enough, or simply enough generally, I find myself… Continue reading Kindness is hard for a perfectionist like me