“Do you sometimes say about what you’ve just done, ‘I don’t know what got into me?’ Do you sometimes feel like you’re being run from ‘behind the scenes’ or are stuck on automatic? At such times, it’s very likely that your shadow is in charge. So what is shadow?” – Robert Agustus Masters Phd Connie… Read More »At The Heart Of Your Shadow Side
The ‘shadow’ is the side of your personality that contains all the parts of yourself that you don’t want to admit to having. Dark World Jeremy thought about his discussion with his counselor while sitting on the bench in the school courtyard. She had brought a little light into his seemingly very dark shadow world.… Read More »Finding Gold In Your Shadow Side
The hardest thing about ADHD and other Personality Disorders is that it’s ‘invisible’ to outsiders. “I’m so tired of everyone telling me that I’m not normal just because I have ADHD. Who do they think they are? God.” Jeremy said. “I’ve been like this my whole life. Of course, it’s normal. It’s normal for me.… Read More »They Keep Telling Me I’m Not Normal
“You Can’t Reach For The Skies When Your Hands Are Full Of Yesterday’s Junk”-Louise Smith Jerry Returns Jerry, in last week’s story, had gone to see Darlene, a Life Coach, and Connie’s mom. He had thought he could manipulate Connie into allowing him to move in with her by getting Darlene on his side.… Read More »Letting Go Of Yesterday’s Junk – The Past
“Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger.” – Lonerwolf Jerry and Connie had been seeing each other for about six months. Jerry wanted to take their relationship to the next level. He wanted to move in with her. In fact, he was so insistent that it made Connie wonder why he was pushing… Read More »What Is It, What Happened, How Do I Fix It?
“Nothing Holds You Back More Than Your Own Insecurities.” – askideas.com Connie Thinks Back Connie, a woman in her late twenties, had left Cincinnati about a year before and moved to Knoxville, TN where she took a job in a little boutique on Market Square. She rented the upstairs apartment above the shop. When the… Read More »Why Am I So Insecure and Fearful
“The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – William James Amy Confronted with EFT Amy and her friend Pam had arranged to meet at Market Square for lunch. Pam arrived early and was sitting… Read More »How To Release Your Negative Emotions
“Remember – writing saves lives; and lives are saved by writing! Enjoy becoming a better you through your journal journey.”- Jackee Holder Jennifer Jennifer sat thinking back to her very stormy childhood. She remembered night after night hearing her parents fight in their bedroom. Often, the next morning, when she went out to go to… Read More »Thoughts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius A Mind Becomes Seriously Cluttered This story is true. The names have been changed. I’m telling this story to illustrate an extreme example of mind cluttering. Jimmy, at age 10 or 11, a typical… Read More »You Have Power Over Your Cluttered Mind
Lying is the best way to destroy any trust someone might have in you. Warren and Sadie Sadie had convinced the band in the coffee shop to give Warren a try while Frank, their bass player, was away for six months. The first few gigs went really well. Warren fit in perfectly, even though… Read More »When Is A Lie A Lie Or Is A Lie Always A Lie?