Clarkson wrote this song about emotional abuse and neglect of a troubled parent/s.when she was 16 years old in less than 25 minutes. https://youtu.be/Ra-Om7UMSJc It briefly and pointedly describes about how Clarkson reacted to her parents divorcing when she was 6 years old. The song, she admits, has a depressing tone and yet has become… Continue reading A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song
Photo by Austin Zhang on Pexels.com “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt Some people are nervous about travel. Particularly now, as strange virulent germs threaten our safety and confidence. I have always loved travelling. Perhaps it comes from a… Continue reading Travel Anxiety
Oscar Wilde said, With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? George Burns, on the other hand, thought that happiness was ~having a large, caring, close-knit family in another city." Samuel Taylor Coleridge didn't expect much - he theorized that happiness in life was made up of the little charities, a… Continue reading Defining Happiness
Life on this planet is on time we borrow, The cup runneth over with anguish and sorrow. Now babies might live, but mothers can die, Children quickly grow learning to fight, kill and lie. Was it ever any fun to shoot a fully loaded gun? There's an uncertain undercurrent washing through the world. Do you… Continue reading Feeling Miserable?
Meaningful connection is diminishing. Communities are more divided on political, cultural, socio-economic and environmental fronts. Residents of larger cities feel more disconnected and more alone than ever before. Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com Despite being well-connected via devices and instant messaging, feelings of loneliness and isolation are on the rise the world over and… Continue reading Connecting through Kindness
Trial and Error Photo by Fiona Art on Pexels.com I note that some in society might acknowledge this way less than others. Complete perfection is impossible, unnatural, yet many continue to strive for it. Whole industries support the desire for perfection. In whose eyes? Could it not be a natural and normal state for us… Continue reading We are All Imperfect