Stoicism

What does it mean to hold yourself accountable? I know I’m late to the party, but I’ve been reading up on Marcus Aurelius.  It never ceases to amaze me how little people have changed over time in terms of our demons and innermost desires.   I find myself sometimes reading a bit of history or something,…

Radio Ga Ga

It is uncanny the way someone imprints on you with such a short amount of time together. I work with foster children, and I maintain a caseload comprised of ten to fifteen children at any given time. We work together for roughly a year to a year and a half. Those children are not just…

The People Pleaser

Givers have to set limits, because takers don’t have any.  I’m going to be the bad guy and say it.  Being a ‘”Yes man” can get you in all kinds of trouble and wreak havoc in your life.  All relationships do require a certain level of agreeableness to exist, but where do you draw the…

The Tribe

My husband wanted a date/family night this evening, so he chose dinner followed by a bookstore followed by the movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. If you don't know, it was a book my husband and I read as children, so we were overly excited after spotting it in a local bookstore a…

Freudian Slip

Sometimes things happen right when you need them, and it testifies on where you've been. I recall getting off work several years ago, yet I would drive around my house as opposed to going home. I did this daily, but I never thought anything of it at the time. I honestly believed it was completely…

The War of the Wills

As far back as I can remember, my mother has attempted to control the course of my life by reprimanding every attempt at individuality. My mother wanted me to learn piano whereas I wanted to learn to play the violin, and I was not allowed to learn any instrument if I did not learn piano.…