MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

When The Holidays Aren’t The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Posted on December, 28th 2015 by Marie

How to manage expectations during the holiday season when your life is full of pain. It is impossible to be in shopping malls and restaurants at this time of year without hearing Andy Williams crooning about, how the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” But that doesn’t exactly ring true when we ...

Energy Vampires – Holiday Style

Posted on December, 28th 2012 by Marie

You know those people.... they drain you of your life force and zap your energy. Just spending a few minutes in their company is sometimes enough to make you feel tired. They may even make you feel bad about yourself, your family, etc. The tactics of energy vampires fall in different categories. If one tactic doesn't work, ...

How Is Your Election “Hangover”?

Posted on November, 7th 2012 by Marie

Looking at the numbers from last night's election it would be easy to state that about half our country is jubilant today and the other half feels despondent. . Yet, looking at the exit poll numbers, it looks as if there is a third group that is equally large. People in this group might feel a kind ...

Can We Be The Change We Wish To See?

Posted on October, 8th 2012 by Marie

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="431"] The Scream. By Edvard Munch[/caption] - What do you see when you look at that person from the "other" political party speaking their "truth" at you like you don't have a single functioning brain cell? - What do you see when you look at the people from another religion who dress ...

Decision Time

Posted on August, 4th 2012 by Marie

"If it ain't broke, why fix it?" "Better safe than sorry!" "The higher you fly the harder you fall." "Bloom where you are planted." "Better play it safe!" These are all quotes from our upbringing and beyond. Well-meaning parents, teachers, friends, partners have at times tried to protect us by helping us take the safe ...

“I Never Get What I Want”

Posted on July, 28th 2012 by Marie

 - "You are always late !" - "I am always the last to know!" - "You never listen to me!" Do you recognize this way of communicating? You probably know a few "Always and Never" people. You might even occasionally use this kind of black and white language yourself. We all feel the need for strong and powerful ...

Are YOU in a Jackpot Relationship?

Posted on July, 20th 2012 by Marie

Yes, of course it is nice to win the jackpot. Yet, a Jackpot Relationship might be both draining and abusive! People in such a relationship might hope that the relationship will magically change for the better even as the same patterns are repeated over and over. It is very much like the gambler who keeps putting money in the slot machine. Every ...

Why Death Doesn’t Scare Me… (It might not be what you think!)

Posted on April, 15th 2012 by Marie

[caption id="attachment_87" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Photo by: Jonathan Trout"][/caption] I almost died when I was eight years old. The experience was one of resignation. I had gotten really sick. Nobody, in the whole country of Denmark, could figure out what was wrong with me. Nothing showed up on tests. And as they kept testing, I just ...

Shift Happens!

Posted on October, 20th 2011 by Marie

     Sometimes it happens! We are all set to embrace a certain direction in our life and then it happens: BLAM!!! A door shuts right in our face as we were ready to walk through it!  .... Shift happens!     So what to do? We can cry and wail. We can stare ourselves blind on the door that closed. We ...

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