“I am all eyes I am all ears I am the wall And I’m watching you fall Because faith is mine.” From “Faith” by Ghost What is the path to Satanism? I must confess to knowing next to nothing about Satan, and therefore very little about how one may come to practice Satanism. My most … Continue reading The Whispering Walls of Tobias Forge
At this time of year, when we’re bombarded with idealized images of happy, intact families gathering together for the holidays, we can easily feel a sense of shame when our own lives don’t conform to those images. Rather than filling us with joy, the holiday season can feel like a humiliating experience. No one deliberately … Continue reading Why We Feel Shame Around the Holidays
When I taught a course on conflict resolution, students had to write descriptions of conflicts they were engaged in. I required their papers to be crafted in such a way that, if the person they were in conflict with happened to read the paper, that person would agree with the description. This alone forces you … Continue reading Exaggeration Fuels Conflict
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Source: Amazon If you have not heard about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TMMM), now in its second Season on Amazon Prime, you must not watch TV or cable, or make your home in NYC, LA, Fort Lauderdale, or other such urban areas, with their abundance of Jewish people. Or perhaps you … Continue reading The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: A Review
It’s the season of giving and some of us might feel pressure or the urge to give more than we can really afford. Unfortunately, some of us fall into the trap of equating the cost of a gift with its intrinsic value. We live in a consumerist culture – even when the Dow Jones average … Continue reading Giving or Gifting: How Do You Show You Care?
Source: Imagine_Images/Pixabay Linda: It can be hard to own up to how we get in our own way of having the kind of partnership that we dream of. A chief deterrent to having a terrific partnership is frequently related to the inability to deal with differences well. When differences become conflict, due to the lack … Continue reading Are You a Blurter?
Source: Pixabay Women like bad boys. At least, that’s the story. And there’s lots of writing and anecdotal experience to back that up. Men frequently complain about being “friendzoned,” the idea that men who are respectful towards their female interests get placed into the role of friend, rather than potential boyfriend. The “pickup artist” community … Continue reading Feminists Think Sexist Men are Sexier than ‘Woke’ Men