Step 364:  Change Over Habit

"I hope in this year to come, you make mistakes.  If you're making mistakes, then you're making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.  You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something."  ~Neil Gaiman 2019 is about to go dark.  The 2010's brought …

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Step 327: Sunday Blessings – Skittles

"Confluence - (noun) - the act or process of merging.  A flowing together of two or more streams." Educating the Mind without educating the Heart is NOT education - at all.  Is it possible to choose correctly without "seeing?"  Skittles candy pieces are all the same flavor - but the brain tricks Human into thinking …

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Step 303: Unfinished Business

"Phantasm - (noun) - a product of fantasy: delusive appearance; illusion; ghost or spector; a figment of the imagination; a figment of the imagination.  A mental representation of a real object." Look beneath the surface - what's "brewing?"  Human loves satisfying - yet unprovable explanations for human behavior.  We'll call it a "rationalization."  Human rationalizes …

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Step 295: Out of the Shadow – Deep in Taboo

"Concatenate - (verb/transitive) - to connect together for a chain or series."  One hundred years equals 5 Generations (5G).  Enmeshed family systems are created to protect one member who has a mental health condition or substance abuse problem.  Enmeshment "normalizes" dysfunctional behavior and is often used as a way to avoid treatment. Individual dissent is …

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