Category Archives: Craziness in the world

Repairing friendships that were casualties of the political season

The campaign season was not eternal, after all. Yesterday we inaugurated our president. Finally it ‘s over, and it’s time to shift focus to our intimate world, and to our friendships. How have they fared, while we were preoccupied? Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Craziness in the world, Social media and life online | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Holding onto sanity, while keeping up with the news

The process of electing a president takes a toll on our emotional wellbeing, no doubt about it.   We are constantly being spun; the illusion of objective reporting of the news is gone. Social media provide moment-to-moment updates on opinion polling … Continue reading

Posted in Craziness in the world, Mental health, Stress | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bearing witness: reflections on the Sikh temple shooting, and our own broken hearts

What does normal mean?  On August 5 in this violent, crazy summer of 2012, a lone gunman with strong white supremacist credentials showed up at the Sikh Temple of Oak Creek, Wisconsin and opened fire on worshipers he had never … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Craziness in the world, Mental health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Does self-confidence turn into narcissism?

Be bold, we have all told ourselves.  Stand up for yourself.  Find your voice.  Confidence is an attractive quality, in love and politics and literature and finance.   Confident people capture our heart.   But does it ever become too much? Yes.  … Continue reading

Posted in Craziness in the world, Mental health, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding our voices: the sharing of anger, when Limbaugh calls one of us a slut

Politics inspires a lot of quiet private anger. But this week, a tipping point was reached when Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio ideologue known for vitriol, suddenly awakened public outrage, by calling an articulate, thinking young woman, testifying before Congress, a slut. Words have consequences. Who knew. Continue reading

Posted in Anger. Resentment. Forgiveness., Craziness in the world, Social media and life online | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook Timeline anxiety: waiting for change we didn’t ask for

Tickety tickety tick. Dateline Tuesday: a quantum change in the Facebook experience called Timeline is about to become mandatory, and it will change your profile. Prepare. Why are we uneasy? Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Craziness in the world, Social media and life online | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Food obsession in the news: Why we are suddenly angry about fried cheesecake

Late breaking news: Food Network star Paula Deen, famous for her lush, buttery Southern home cooking, has type 2 diabetes. Go figure. Her public role has created controversy, and makes us think about our food obsessions. Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Anger. Resentment. Forgiveness., Craziness in the world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment