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How Do We Know If/When We’re Handling Stress Constructively?

How am I supposed to man-handle my stress if it’s attached to my unconscious mental iceberg and I’m not even aware it’s down there? Huh?! I think that what I’ve been doing recently is shoveling my stress into my unconscious and letting THAT have a go at it. And it isn’t working out. And it’sContinue reading “How Do We Know If/When We’re Handling Stress Constructively?”

Exactly HOW Useful Are These Things…? ๐Ÿคจ

I’m talking about feelings and emotions. Granted, they come in very handy for some things like – oh, I don’t know – warning us about danger or indicating love or compassion or regret or what have you. But, and maybe it’s just me, these things – feelings – tend to hang around a lot longerContinue reading “Exactly HOW Useful Are These Things…? ๐Ÿคจ”

Are You Being Reasonable?

Why do some folks expect, without thinking this though, to feel happy every single solitary day once they get sober? How reasonable is that? How logical? How likely? Come on folks – it’s not going to happen. No one is happy every day. Okay, maybe Mother Theresa was, but she’s the exception. The small issueContinue reading “Are You Being Reasonable?”

My Most Recent Conclusion

Is this: the reason why people (like me) hold onto things that aren’t good for them is because they’ve developed an emotional attachment to them. Ohhhhh – the luxury of being human. I am facing an emotional attachment right now that I’m finding extremely irksome. It has my permission to dissolve into nothing and disappearContinue reading “My Most Recent Conclusion”