Posts Tagged ‘guilt’

Guilt and Depression

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Locked in Love

I fell into the well again this weekend. That’s what depression feels like, like sitting at the bottom of a dark hole surrounded by stone walls. You know there’s sunshine up there, somewhere, but there’s no scaling those stone walls. At the bottom of the well I counted hash marks in the wall, the ones [...]


The Downside of Gratitude

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

There’s a dark side to the gratitude movement that few people seem willing to recognize, and it’s how gratitude can often give rise to guilt and self recrimination.


What Do We Deserve? Letting Go of Guilt

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Thanks to vehicle issues and too much time to think, I spent an inordinate amount of time wrestling old demons this weekend. The beginning of our grand adventure has been, to say the least, different than we imagined it would be. On Wednesday we pulled out of our driveway at about 2 pm after spending [...]


How To Stop Doing Things You Don’t Like – Part 2

Friday, March 18th, 2011

This is the second post in a series about “How To Stop Doing Things You Don’t Like.” The first can be found here. The less time you spend doing things that you don’t enjoy, the more time you have to pursue your passions and create a life you love. The less time you spend doing [...]


Pushing Past Popularity. Or Fear (but that didn’t start with a P)

Monday, September 6th, 2010

I feel like I’m going to throw up. Or maybe hyperventilate. On the plus side, self-urination does not seem to be among the imminent responses to my anxiety.  Yee-ha for progress. I’m telling myself that writing this will not help; it may actually make my problem worse, since cool people do not blather on about feeling [...]