MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Judgment Daze

Posted on April, 10th 2013 by Marie

... So often we do this: We judge others! I certainly have thoughts on a regular basis that sound something like this: -"That guy looks so mean" -"She's so full of herself" - "I bet you are angry with me right now" We do it all the time: We tell each other and ourselves our stories - ...

It’s Only Old Rockers And I Like Them!

Posted on December, 13th 2012 by Marie

Watching the 12-12-12 show last night, the term "70's rock" received a whole new meaning, as several of the most impressive performers were in, or close to, their seventies! And what a great show! Mick Jagger was running around like he always has, and if it were not for the close-ups, you would never have thought he was anything but ...

How I Make My Life Really Difficult

Posted on November, 30th 2012 by Marie

Here is just one example: I am hurrying to send an e-mail to an important person in my life (it can be business related or personal) and I read it through thinking it is ready. I push "send". As soon as the e-mail leaves my outbox, I realize that the wrong person was CC'ed, or a ...

The Dark Side of the Holidays – Or the Best Season that Money Can’t Buy!

Posted on November, 22nd 2012 by Marie

Some of us go into this season dreading it.... We have a sense of impending doom, when we think of the long to-do lists that loom, when we consider all the decorating, cooking, buying, giving and planning that goes into the season. Some find that the financial situation is so tight that being able to live ...

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 ...

Parenting Teens – Hello Fear, Shame And Guilt

Posted on August, 28th 2012 by Marie

A few years ago, one of my teenage sons looked at me with contempt and blasted the following remark in my face: "You just want me to do well, so you can brag about me to your friends. Well, I am not a piece of property you can shine up and show off!" Ouch.... And I did ...

Glass “Half-Empty” Blues

Posted on August, 16th 2012 by Marie

“I am just sick of negative people!” I overheard a person the other day that was complaining along those lines. And the more she complained the more the other person looked ready to run away. And many times we do this: we are not aware that we are sending into the world the exact thing ...

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 ...

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 ...

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