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Moms + family cultures
This being Mother’s Day, I posted a photo of my Mom on Facebook. I found myself remembering mothers I once knew. Of course, we’re talking about the Father-Knows-Best/Ozzie-and-Harriet era, when moms were always there for you, always had wise answers … Continue reading
Posted in criticism, family culture, mothers, reflections, the fifties Tagged critical-judgmental, family culture, fathers, fifties, mothers, society 9 Comments
Thinking about ‘critical-judgmental’…
I posted this on Facebook recently*: “Ploughing through the shock-value, mud and bugs in the swamp of this gentleman’s lifestyle/behaviour, I was rewarded by the Precious inside him…. Smells like integrity to me – a quality I profoundly respect and … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, beliefs, consciousness, criticism, judgment, personal growth, psychology, reflections Tagged acceptance, critical-judgmental, mindfulness, personal growth, religion 1 Comment
A Small Complaint about Video
(Subtitle: Issues that don’t exist?) Lately more online media are using video – and some audio – as their method of presenting information. I have two problems with this, apart from the possible assumptions around peoples’ reading skills. One is … Continue reading
Posted in communication, criticism, deafness, disabilities, Inclusion, information, reflections, writing Tagged audio, choices, complaint, hearing, inclusion, video 2 Comments
Note to a friend #1
I get the sense that – like me – you are triggered to feel like an embarrassed child when someone is giving you information – as if you feel somehow that you “should already know” it, so you feel inadequate, … Continue reading
Posted in consciousness, criticism, Feelings, friendship, judgment, personal growth, personal power, reflections Tagged consciousness, feelings, friends, personal growth, power, psychology, reflections 2 Comments
A habit of self-defeat….
I was thinking about my life-long love of ‘discussion’, when it struck me that focusing on a subject in solitude was more productive and rewarding, because there is more time and space to dwell on each thought that arises, with … Continue reading
Posted in communication, consciousness, criticism, fear, Feelings, judgment, personal power, public speaking, reflections Tagged openness, power, psychology, public speaking, reflections, self-criticism, vulnerability Leave a comment
Legalize drugs? Duh!
A lot of people I know smoke cigarettes. Most drink alcohol. Yes, some have problems resulting from these activities. But for the most part, they know what they are consuming. And above all, no one is being murdered over it, … Continue reading
Posted in community, consequences, criticism, drug crime, fear, ignorance, marijuana, reflections, values Tagged consequences, ignorance, legalize drugs Leave a comment
Openness = vulnerability?
They say that if you want to be an interesting writer, you have to be ready to bare your soul. Forget about hiding in the bushes as usual – no, here above all, you have to write at the most … Continue reading
Posted in consciousness, criticism, experience, judgment Tagged honesty, openness, opinion, reflecting, vulnerability Leave a comment
We all have something worth sharing.
It’s so much easier to see flaws in others, to see how they need to change, than to see ourselves. I can spot a critical-judgmental response in a friend or relative, and have a hard time noticing it in myself. … Continue reading →