Inner-dialogue. Inner-critic. Self-talk. We all experience that little voice in our own heads. For me, often that voice is negative. Often, that voice stops me in my tracks, distracting me from the task at hand with thoughts of ‘not being good enough.’ That’s the big one for me. Sometimes the voice shows up disguised as fear. Dread. Not something I’m hearing from within, but feeling instead. In trying to figure out how to live with my inner-critic and possibly make peace with
There is a ‘ying, yang’ quality to the Ego. Looking at the Ego feels like looking at two sides of the same coin. And possibly, how it displays itself is just as haphazard as flipping a coin. Will it be the healthy Ego or the unhealthy Ego? The lack of Ego would lead to ruin, mental instability, a total disconnect between the conscious and the unconscious. So why is the popular thought that Ego is the enemy? Ego is defined as a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
One of the things I miss most since moving to the UK is Thanksgiving. When I first moved to England 10 years ago, for the first two years I hosted a big Thanksgiving meal for my UK family and friends. The third year my good friend and fellow American, Marlene put on a Thanksgiving spread, but since then neither of us have had the time nor energy to do it, and I am truly missing it this year. I have so much to be Thankful for this year, well every year, to be honest. But I’m f