“She could do so much better if she would only apply herself.” That, in a sentence, is the story of my childhood. The issue was, I was applying myself. To all the things that wouldn’t serve me in the end. See, I applied myself to being all things to all people. All. The. Time. So… Read More »Walking the Borderline to Self-Mastery: The Beginning and the Role of the MVP
Accept reality, but don’t be passive about life.
What a beautiful sentiment. Or is it? This meme is floating around the internet encouraging a toxic idea. See, none of us are perfect as we are. I know this is trying to promote the idea of self-acceptance. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work, because we all know one thing very well. Not a single one of… Read More »Why You’re Not Perfect As You Are
I am more than a survivor. I’m a Phoenix. Strange to type that out in post that people will see and read later. Much easier to say to personal friends and then leave alone, yet it’s something I got to thinking about after a TEDx talk about ADHD and an article about the difference between resignation… Read More »How to Become a Phoenix in 4 Phases
So, Wednesday, and we’ve got two out of five pieces to the puzzle I’m trying to work into my thought process. Control what you can. Ignore the rest. Events don’t upset you. Beliefs do. Now we come to number three, which is where things really started coming together for me. Because while the two pieces… Read More »Stoic Musings: Acceptance vs. Passivity. What’s The Difference?
Ever get the feeling life is spiraling totally out of control, and not only is there nothing you can do about it, but it’s completely disrupting your peace of mind? Or maybe you read that one comment on the internet that just got your blood boiling? (I’ve done that a few times in the last… Read More »Stoic Musings: Control What You Can. Ignore The Rest.
Welcome to yet another piece where I try to put into words a concept that has, well, none really, not in English, anyway. Call it a think-piece if you want. Yesterday, I mentioned a bit about how being trans* (or having any sort of nonconforming gender identity) is akin to wearing an Invisibility Cloak a… Read More »The Gender Binary & Gender Invisibility