Reality Bites

Seeing Beyond the Lens

We interpret the world through the lens of our own life experience. [bctt tweet=”We interpret the world through the lens of our own life experience.” via=”no”] This is a good thing, because it means that we learn from what we’ve lived and use that information to understand what’s happening and make increasingly wise decisions. It’s […]

All the Colours of the Rainbow (A Look at Dissociation)

  Blue is cold and calculating. He sits behind a steel desk and turns in his swivel chair to regard interruptions with disdain. He is logical and precise and can’t stand the shambolic incompetency of emotions. Or people who let emotions overcome logic. Humans are inefficient in the extreme, which is why he dislikes most […]

Why Can’t I Get What I Want?

  Why can’t I just get exactly what I want? That’s not too much to ask, is it? So, we’re renovating this place because our lives are never complicated enough. Naturally, I have VISION. This mostly due to hours browsing Pinterest and Home magazine. Sadly, my vision is not shared by the suppliers and builders […]

The Presence of Pain

I feel like falling today.   Off my bike as I career down a dusty mountain path, dry plants slapping me as I fly past.  Fearlessly fast.   Or off a skateboard down a long, winding pass.   (amazing the amount of trust we put in these flimsy constructs of metal, wood and rubber, transporting us […]

Keep it Simple, Stupid – The Joys of Minimalism

  So, after spending the last 6 weeks clearing out my mother-in-law’s 5 storage units, I felt a not-so-sudden urge to simplify my own life even more. In recent years, I’ve become increasingly fond of the movement towards minimalism. Dealing with the results of a lifetime of hoarding caused this affection to grow exponentially. Stuff […]

It’s a Scam

  Do you have any idea how many scams are running at any given time? Many. LOTS. I discovered this due to the fact that my current project is redistributing my 83-year-old mother-in-law’s accumulated possessions. This because her 563 storage units are costing her more than the value of the total contents. If only there […]

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