Parenting after Abuse

I've been Netflixing the show Parenthood.  I started watching because I no longer have cable, there was nothing on the main stations, and I love Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls.    Halfway through the 1st episode I was hooked.  If I'm not writing, taking care of my home/kids or doing yoga/therapy/meditation, I'm watching Parenthood.  For … Continue reading Parenting after Abuse

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Strange Cat Behavior

I haven't written much lately because I'm not feeling well,  & this will be a strange post, but I am perplexed. My cat keeps hopping on top of my dresser, going into a basket of miscellaneous stuff, pulling out the turban I wore during chemo, bringing it downstairs, and dropping it next to my desk. … Continue reading Strange Cat Behavior

The Upside of Tantrums

Rage on you Tiny Children   I just read a blog from a young mother troubled about dealing with her youngest child's tantrums.  As is so often the case, many tantrums happen in public, and are embarrassing to parents.  It is difficult to know how to deal with them, especially when we are surrounded by … Continue reading The Upside of Tantrums

“Don’t marry a Muslim”

Read this through to the end.  It is one of the  most powerful yet simply written essay regarding tolerance I've ever read.   My grandmother slit her wrists today. To assure the inquisitive, prying world it had nothing to do with the inner politics of the family, I was asked to stick to the discussed … Continue reading “Don’t marry a Muslim”

the Downside of “The Universe”

  Truth Bombs I love yoga, my yoga studio and my yoga peeps.  For a time I bought into the idea that "the universe" speaks to us.  It is an attractive idea, right?  In the same way religious people say their lives are controlled by God, many yoga peeps say our lives are controlled by … Continue reading the Downside of “The Universe”

Why I Stayed with My Covert Narcissist

Human Doormat Syndrome   I suffer from Human Doormat Syndrome (HDS).  I'm thinking of starting a recovery program for fellow sufferers.  Like AA, we could come together in a circle, take turns saying "Hi.  I'm MurphyCee and I am a Human Doormat".  Then we could share our stories of how we've willingly allowed others to … Continue reading Why I Stayed with My Covert Narcissist