Tag Archives: psychology

A Missed Opportunity…

I saw a church sign today that read, “Good turns problems into opportunities for personal growth.” It made me think of this cartoon I drew back in August, 2011:


Personal Growth

And this:

Personal Growth Gone

Best to get rid of those before they fester.

An Asshat On My Shoulder…

Inner Voice


The is from late 2011 but is still an issue I deal with daily. My inner voice is such a debby-downer and is really causing a hit to my confidence. At this point, my self-worth is telling me I should be digging holes somewhere, and that skill is only marginal.

How do you deal with the asshat on your shoulder?

The Thing We Have To Fear…


‘They’ say you should face your fears. I think that is just a cruel joke ‘They’ are playing on us. ‘They’ watch from behind trees or around corners, giggling, as we try to look our fears in the eye and dissolve into a quivering pile of mush. Jerks.

As you can probably guess, I have an issue with phones. I turn into Peter Klaven – attempting to sound suave, cool and relaxed but actually being the exact opposite. Voice mail or live, it does not matter.

Really, isn’t it better to avoid all that humiliation (and pit stains) just for a smidgen of personal growth?

Nor Iron Bars a Cage…

Inner Child VIII

A couple years ago, I drew a series of “Inner Child” cartoons (find them here – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). I thought that series was pretty much complete until the Mrs. said the line that the Dr. says above. Instead of taking that feedback and conducting some deep self analysis and introspection, I immediately thought, “New Cartoon!” That other stuff can come later.

That Inner Voice…

Inner Voice

My inner voice is an asshat. And it will not shut up.

There was a commercial a couple years ago. In it, as a lady is preparing a dinner party, her inner voice keeps hinting that she is in over her head, she should have a back-up plan (a caterer), etc.

That’s my inner voice. I go to meetings and it tells me they are much smarter and better qualified than I. In fact, it says, they mock you behind your back. It’s really not helpful.


I Thought It Began At 40…

comfort zone part two

Last week, I talked about jumping to a new lily pad. While this new pad is a great opportunity (one that I am very excited about) it is also a situation that I am not too familiar. The people are new and the job gives me new challenges. Basically, a big bag of change. Anyone who knows me knows that change is a bit outside my comfort zone. If not for my life coach, I would probably stay warm and dry (and very unfulfilled) inside my comfort zone. So, good for her and good for me for listening to her (sometimes). The line Doc says above is a quote by Neale Donald Walsch, the author of Conversations With God. My life coach, aka The Mrs., heard Stacy London say this line on What Not To Wear (for those of you keeping score, this is the second time something said on that show made it here) and liked it so much she bought me a coffee mug with it inscribed on it. No, really. I have a picture to prove it.

I will say, I wouldn’t be where I am today with her gentle shoves from the nest, now and then.

Prevention Is The Best Medicine…

Personal Growth

Had a scare but it turned out ok. And, it was small enough to fit in a specimen cup! Monthly checks will  be done now. They always say prevention is the best medicine.

Probably Should Have That Removed…

Personal Growth

Sometimes you need to try new things, new experiences, etc. Helps you grow as a person. Just don’t want to make a habit of it.

An Unexamined Life, Redux, Redux…

unexamined life

Fist posted on April 23, 2009. Kind of my response to, “An unexamined life is not worth living” by Socrates.  What does he know?

Jenny still doesn’t share my point of view.

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