The Therapeutic Power of Listening and Speaking

By Troy Headrick I’d like to do something a bit different in this blog.  It’ll start with me posting a fascinating TED Talk by Leon Berg.  The title of his presentation is “The Power of Listening:  An Ancient Practice for Our Future.” By the way, before I tell you the true aim of this post,... Continue Reading →

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Finding My Voice

Provided by Danielle Davis from The Nurse's Heart “Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.” - Rebecca Campbell A recent realization I have had is that I struggle with using my voice or "speaking my truth." I know I am not alone in this. I... Continue Reading →

We Only Think We’re in Control

By Troy Headrick I want to thank my parents and grandparents for bringing me up the way they did.  The lessons they taught and the skills they instilled are serving me well at this challenging time.  In fact, they have always served me well. Until the age of eight, I was an only child.  I... Continue Reading →

Who am I? Who are you?

Hi all, I have been thinking of something lately. If someone asked me who I am, what would I say? Other than the obvious demographic information of course. And I realized I do not have a good answer to that. I tried to define myself without association to anyone or any job. Assume I am... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On The Unwritten Page.

Silent Shrug, 2015. Belgium. Original Photo by SnapDragon X.All rights reserved. What is with us humans? Why do we have a tendency to trivialize other people's problems, but when they happen to us, it's the end of the effing world? We compartmentalize for our friends: Hey, at least you don't have to worry about: the... Continue Reading →

How to Make Your Personality Better

Hi all, This week's post is a collaboration post. Khizer and I wrote this post together. Go check his blog. If you like Pointlessoverthinking, you will like his posts as well. He posts about self-reflection, personal development etc. and he is very insightful at that. Having said that, enjoy the post below and let me... Continue Reading →

Some Musings on the Concept of “Normal”

By Troy Headrick With the exception of LinkedIn, I’ve totally gotten off of social media.  When I quit posting on Twitter and Facebook—quite a long time ago now—I went cold turkey and stayed clean for many months.  Early in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 situation was beginning to ramp up in the United States,... Continue Reading →

The Good Side of Emotions

Hi everyone, Welcome to another Sunday post about my quarantine reflections! This is turning into a weekly report of what I contemplate most on that given week. In my post last week (here), I talked about emotional ups and downs quarantine is causing us to experience. So, this week, I thought a bit more on... Continue Reading →

Dissatisfaction: A User’s Guide

Provided by Marushka from Skeleton At The Feast There are many good arguments on behalf of contentment. I am in fact completely in favor of contentment, so if you find yourself at peace with your life please don’t read any further - because today I make the case for a creature called Dissatisfaction. What is this... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On The Mess.

Just Another Human, 2018. Acrylic on Paper. Original Painting by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. I interrupt your regularly-scheduled blog reading to say: SnapDragon is not okay. Well, wait. That's an exaggeration. I'm all right. I guess what I mean is: I get scared. I get overwhelmed. I get burned out. Don't get me wrong.... Continue Reading →

Stress and Relief

Hi all, How is everyone doing? I think most of us got used to this quarantine changes. That is what I feel, at least. But I have been noticing some things that tell me I am not fully adapted in my subconscious yet. One such point is that I have cycles of feeling good and... Continue Reading →

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