Dropping out of my Ph.D. saved my life

I like to say on this blog that my midlife crisis started three years ago, which is essentially true, but the fact of the matter is, I’ve been in crisis most of my life. The the real flame out started in 2001 when I started a Ph.D. program. I went back to Vancouver after veryContinue reading “Dropping out of my Ph.D. saved my life”

Being shamed for emotional reactions is a powerful motivator

Kids grow up with a view of the how emotional responses are suppose to work just by watching their parent or parents or primary caregiver(s) respond to the world around them. They also understand how to emotional responses are supposed to work by how their caregivers respond to them. Children want to know if theirContinue reading “Being shamed for emotional reactions is a powerful motivator”

“And now the attic is right here”

I watched David Letterman’s episode with Kanye West on Netflix recently and while Kanye’s politics are not totally clear to me, I love his music, always have. When I watched the episode, I was really intrigued by some of the very self reflective things he had to say about his bipolar diagnosis and his experienceContinue reading ““And now the attic is right here””