For over ten years now, I have been contemplating the nature of elders, elderhood, and the near absence of what I have come to believe is essential…… Read more “Elders are MADE”
“Yet a part of you still believes you can fight and survive no matter what your mind knows. It’s not so strange. Where there’s still life, there’s still hope. What happens is up to God.”
"We are less aware of the harm done our feelings by these pervasive shoulds than of other damage inflicted by them. Yet it is actually the heaviest… Read more "Being controlled by “shoulds” we lose sight of how we really feel"
It seems so often the world we live in teaches us that we can be whomever we want, do what every we want, we just have to work hard at it. In this book, Karen Horney writes of the need to actualize the idealized self, that self that one wants the world to see gets prioritized over the so-important realization of the true self and the neurosis that arises as a result.
I read enough books these days, that I figure it might be good to share some of the love. As the possibility of Kat and my dreams…… Read more “Books I love – Whole Larder Love”