There is No Other Shoe

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Truth Byte #6: It's only too good to be true because you keep jinxing it.

In in modern times, many of us have replaced traditional religious frameworks with a new system of understanding our life events: the game of chance. We turned away from a belief in rewards and punishments doled out from some entity in the sky, and have started believing instead in a casino model of life. And this model also has certain rules. We say things like: "You are so lucky!" and "Just my luck" and "I guess his luck ran out". We have these strange superstitions like "Bad things come in threes" and "It's just a matter of time until (fill in your bad event here)".  And many of us, when things are going well, find ourselves waiting for the other shoe to drop. Read More

Buyer Beware: You can’t do this alone.

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Truth Byte #5: If you want to navigate your inner landscape, you need a compass.

How do you measure the success of your relationships? Is it by how many likes or followers you have on a particular social media site? Is it how many missed calls you have when you turn your phone on silent at the movies? Is it how many people light up when they see you? Is it how many times a week your mother tries to reach you? It is hard to know how to measure whether or not we are succeeding in human relationships. It is even harder to know if we have weeded the garden of our inner space. Read More

Admit it’s broken, and let me fix it.

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Truth Byte #4: You probably do need help after all.

I am tired of people telling me they are fine when they are so clearly NOT fine. Your marriage is breaking apart at the seams. That equals not fine. You are grumpy when you leave for work, and grumpy after you come home. That equals not fine. The only time you can relax is after you have had a drink or two, and only if it's a long weekend. That equals not fine. We are a nation of unhappy people masquerading as “fine”. And I am here to call bullshit. Read More