the confusion of knowledge

Someone sent me an article about how creative people’s brains work differently. It was saying that the whole left brain, right brain thing is incorrect. Creative’s brains are working making connections and working with both sides. The article pointed out that this is why creative people can understand and exist conflicting terms. Coupled with my INFP-ness, it’s no wonder all the understanding can actually make … Continue reading the confusion of knowledge

Being productive, and people wanting things from you

Fibromyalgia is exhausting to have. That exhaustion permeates every aspect of my life. It’s always accompanied by its BFF, pain, and dealing with both of them all the time is difficult. It’s kind of like they’re people I have to care for and plan my life around, even though I really don’t want to. I experience a lot of guilt, because of my personality type, … Continue reading Being productive, and people wanting things from you

for the haters in my circle

There’s this whole thing about how the internet isn’t real. I get it. If you remove the internet from our lives, it doesn’t effectively change who we are. But it is a real extension of ourselves. It’s our knowledge and connection. It’s lots of invisible things that are really important to us in some way, individually, or collectively. So it’s not really separate. We can’t … Continue reading for the haters in my circle

weiging in on ignorance and insidious prejudice

I’m ever frustrated by the embracement of ignorance that seems so popular in this culture. When I look at why, it’s because it happens little by little, and the small transgressions all add up, but there is desperate refusal to look at the picture that’s created. Education is the key to fixing anything. I really can’t come up with easier solutions. Education is something I … Continue reading weiging in on ignorance and insidious prejudice

Solitude

Solitude is more important than we give credit. It’s something most of us are missing so much that we don’t even know what it is that we crave. Solitude is where we can just be, where we are true, where there is no judgement or expectation. Everyone seems so concerned with being busy, as though the busiest person wins. Busy is overrated. Busywork always annoyed … Continue reading Solitude

on staying wild and true

Like many introverts, my inner world is deep and well developed. I see myself as that person. I think that others see glimpses of me. They know certain things, have a sense of others…but I realize that I do not present, always, as deeply as I exist. I think the reason people come to me in times of crisis, is because this is where I … Continue reading on staying wild and true

loss is deep, but love is exponential

My nephew passed away today. He was 3. ┬áHe had a lot of complications throughout his short life – but you know what was completely uncomplicated? All the love. My amazing niece sat in my lap and read this to me today. It’s a beautiful book, and while it was to help her and her brother with understanding, it was comforting to me as well. … Continue reading loss is deep, but love is exponential

honoring the things that suck

Life can be unbelievably painful and ridiculous. And a lot of times, because people feel bad about what you’re going through, they don’t want to acknowledge it. It makes them uncomfortable to see you suffer. While it’s good that people don’t want you to suffer, it doesn’t mean that you won’t. It doesn’t mean that they can slap a platitude onto it and make it … Continue reading honoring the things that suck

Our bodies will fail us all.

My grandmothers are both in their 80’s. I got to spend time with both of them today, and I really appreciate that. They have both recently fallen, but still live their lives. They enjoy food and word games and people, even as memory fades, and they recognize less of the faces. Even as they know less about the current state of the world and have … Continue reading Our bodies will fail us all.