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How to get out of pain

It's easy to get stuck in pain. Physical pain takes over your body. Emotional pain takes over your body, mood, emotions, and thoughts. Existential pain takes over your thinking and…

Some observations on emotional pain

Emotional pain hurts It's pain - it hurts. As dull or as sharp as physical pain. The McGill pain index provides a fascinating range of descriptors, should you be intrigued.…

What are you ready for?

Are you ready for yourself? Are you ready for the limitless love that's in your heart already? Are you ready for a million passions?   Are you ready for the…

Why self-help books don’t always work

Long ago, I discovered self-help books that didn't work. Self-development processes that didn't stick. Self-improvement methods that didn't bring about lasting improvements. It's not that these books, processes and methods…

Post-natal numb

Fourteen months after my child was born, I first felt the warmth of my love for him. Fourteen long months of being emotionally shut down came to an end. Functional,…

Suicidal thinking

I'm no expert on suicidality. But I have had suicidal thoughts. What follows is an account of my experiences, plus my understanding of suicidality more generally.   My first encounter…

A strategy to cope with suicidal ideation

This post started life as a Facebook status, Wednesday 12 October 2016. ----------- An update. Feeling the pain is sometimes easier, way easier, than all the things you do -…

Geek numb

The last of the five-part series: glad, mad, sad, bad, flat. First there were glad, mad, and sad. (Geek happy, geek rage, geek sad) Then bad entered the mix. (Geek…