Stupid trees. JUST BE A FOREST.

I've read quite a bit about my "personality types": INFJ, Enneagram 5, Princess Ariel, Highly Sensitive Person, etc. Part of what I'm interested in when reading about "my" types is getting insight into how I process information about the world and how to do that better. Because frankly? My memory of details is shit. And…

Losing myself

Piano was a huge part of my childhood. It's what I poured a lot of my extra time into, and was something I considered doing for a career (until I realized just how much time I would have had to devote to the practice room -- I am too interested in too many things to…

The weight of forgiveness

Recently I had a phone conversation that led to someone asking for my forgiveness for a hurt that I truly and honestly had forgotten about. At the time of the apology I said "Of course I forgive you!" with all the cheer and comfort and grace I could shove into my slightly tight voice. And…

The question that makes me less judgmental

What security are they afraid of losing? Two instincts drive human behavior: self-promotion and self-protection. (I'm sure there are more, but those are two.) These aren't necessarily good or bad instincts, they're just how we've evolved to evaluate the world and figure out how to move about in it. We always want to improve our…