To Control or Not to Control

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” Confession: I like being in control. I like being in control of myself, my life, my emotions, everything. I don’t care quite so much about controlling other people – in fact I generally would just as soon other people control themselves and leave me out of it. But when it comes … More To Control or Not to Control

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So Long, 2015!

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” Oh, dear. Where to even start? So I was debating earlier this evening whether I should write this post or not. I kinda started it, then stopped for dinner. Then got bullied into playing games after dinner. For like 3 hours. And now I’m back. Tired because it’s getting late and … More So Long, 2015!

Less Stress!

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” My goodness… what a year this is turning out to be!! Lately my life has been taking turns I never expected it to, and I’ve found myself going places and doing things I never would have dreamed of a year or so ago. Makes me think of one of my favorite … More Less Stress!

My Facade of Control

My Dear “Kindred Spirit,” So last week I wrote about manipulation, and how I have caught myself trying to manipulate situations in order to receive affirmation. The other side of manipulation is control. I don’t tend to manipulate situations in order to gain control, though, so I’ve never considered myself a controlling person. However, in … More My Facade of Control