Out of Whack?

If I were to describe the way I often feel it would be “out of whack”.  Like water I seek my equilibrium in life, but it can often elude me.  Just when I may have had a good night’s sleep (an increasingly rare occurrence) I put on the morning news show (big mistake!)...

Emotional Hangovers

I often wake up at 4:30 AM in the midst of a very demanding and intense dream.  The dream is usually one of conflict, argument, or internal problem-solving.  Sometimes I can fall back to sleep after a bathroom visit (I wonder what the correlation is between dreaming...

True Grit

I have often wondered how I’ve survived some of my life’s experiences AND still want, more than anything else, to help others.  I recall my father on a number of occasions being truly worried that my upset, outbursts, or anger were the seeds of a serious mental...

Emotions vs. Affect: Part 1 of 2

I can be a very “emotional” person at times.  I have strong reactions both to the good and the bad in life, both to beauty and horror.  I tend to shed tears whenever I am in awe or hit between the eyes with human tragedy. How would you describe your emotional...