10 Random Facts about My Brain Hates Me

  1. I was born in Richmond, Virginia and I will die in Richmond, Virginia, but I hope to have many miles worn into my feet between those dates.
  2. Having my son was a complete accident, and I’m honest with him about it. I don’t see anything wrong with being honest. I’m also honest with him about choosing to keep him, but that it was touch and go there. I kept him because he started making me nauseous. I kept him because he started affecting me and at that point I wasn’t letting anything happen to him.
  3. The most beautiful person I’ve ever seen probably never existed, or if she did, was probably dead… and she gave me a perfume sample. Life is weird.
  4. I cut my friendship braid out of my hair and gave it to our Danish foreign exchange student when he was leaving, but he didn’t take it with him. I found it int he drawer of a shaving mirror. I thought he would wear my braid as a bracelet and always think of me.
  5. My wedding dress doesn’t fit me right now. I know this because I try it on a few times a year, crinoline and all. I’ve never told anyone this, but it’s a truly random fact about me. For some reason I think it is magical and will let me relive that day. It still smells like that day, but every time I put it on it smells a little more like the years of marriage since.
  6. When my family is sleeping I like to walk around the house using my cell phone as a light and go into rooms we don’t use much, like the guest room or the music room. It feels different in there, less bogged down by living.
  7. I won a medal for French at the Marshall University SCORES Academic Festival when I was in High School.
  8. Christmas decorations are my favourite, followed closely by Halloween decorations.
  9. The only sodas I really like are root beer and Fresca.
  10. I got my first migraine when I was 12 years old. My granddaddy later said to me, in my teens while I was having an attack that, “it’s probably because of all the fat hanging off your skull.” That was one of the last actual conversations I had with him that I can recall before he died in my mid-twenties and that makes me sad.

Daily Grace On Introversion

INFJ For the Win?



Introversion I or Extroversion E – You can get your energy from where you focus your attention.

Your are Introverted Tendency, that concerned about how the changes of the outer environment influence yourself: concentrate your psychological forces and attention on your inner world, and focus on your inner experience, thinking, idea and emotion. You prefer to think independently and read.

Sensation S or Intuition N – What will you notice more when you receive and perceive the information from the surrounding world.

Your are iNtuition Tendency, that like abstract theories and principles. You are concerned with the entirety of things and the tendency of change and development. You are concerned about inspiration, imagination and creativity. You like implication, analogy, connections, possibility, inference and prediction.

Thinking T Or Feeling F – How do you make decisions.

Your are Feeling Tendency, that attach the most importance to the feelings of yourself and other people. The value and harmony will be your standard for evaluation.You are very sympathetic, kind, friendly and considerate. You always think about how your your behavior will effect the feelings of other people.

Judging J or Perceiving P – How do you organize and design life.

Your are Judging Tendency, thatlike to make judgements and decision. You like to make plans and would like to manage, control and drive for the results. You focus on accomplishing the task. In your daily life, you hope your life is organized, step by step and respect the timeline.


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Emotional Intelligence Quiz Results | Greater Good

Emotional Intelligence Quiz Results | Greater Good.


I scored 7 out of 20. How did you do?

23 Signs Youre Secretly An Introvert

Despite the growing conversation around introversion, it remains a frequently misunderstood personality trait. As recently as 2010, the American Psychiatric Association even considered classifying “introverted personality” as a disorder by listing it in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), a manual used to diagnose mental illness.

But more and more introverts are speaking out about what it really means to be a “quiet” type. Not sure if you’re an innie or an outie? See if any of these 23 telltale signs of introversion apply to you.”


23 Signs Youre Secretly An Introvert.

MoodGYM – Delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for preventing depression | webhealth.co.nz – your link to wellbeing

I just signed up for MoodGYM, an online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program that’s free. It was mentioned in a Depression Group I’m in so I thought I’d give it a go. It can’t hurt, after all.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is based on a framework of understanding the link between our own thoughts, feelings, behaviour, and bodily reactions. It is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviours, not external things, like people, situations, and events.

We can change the way we think to feel / act even if the situation does not change. CBT can help make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into these smaller parts (thoughts, feelings, bodily reactions and behaviour), making it easier to see how they are connected, how they affect you and where change can be made. This consequently leads to more choice and control in your life. How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it.

CBT is based on the worldview that events are experiences as negative or positive due to one’s own appraisal of these events. Our appraisal (that is, thinking) leads to feelings (e.g. sadness, anger, anxiety or annoyance), physical experiences (e.g. increased heart-rate, sweating, butterflies in the stomach, or tension headaches), as well as engagement in maladaptive behaviours. Thus, some CBT interventions are aimed at reducing these arousal states and helping with relaxation and de-stressing along with reducing or stopping certain behaviours that may be harmful

Cognitive-behavioural therapists seek to learn what their clients want out of life (their goals) and then help their clients achieve those goals. The therapist’s role is to listen, teach, and encourage, while the client’s roles is to express concerns, learn, and implement that learning.”

Description of CBT kindly provided by Jo Clarkson, Clinical Psychologist, Waikato.

via MoodGYM – Delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for preventing depression | webhealth.co.nz – your link to wellbeing.

Freudian Inventory


Freudian Inventory Results
Oral (20%) you appear to be stubbornly and irrationally against receiving help even when it might be the more intelligent option.
Anal (53%) you appear to have a good balance of self control and spontaneity, order and chaos, variety and selectivity.
Phallic (90%) you appear to have issues with controlling your sexual desires and possibly fidelity.
Latency (70%) you appear to be afraid or averse to present or future real world responsibilities, this will only make your inevitable transition more difficult, so learn to deal with the real world.
Genital (23%) you appear to have a conventional, closeminded, and regressive outlook on life. Change is an inevitable and positive part of life, learn to contribute to it, not fear it or oppose it

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Freuds theorized that there are 5 stages of psychological development. At the oral stage the main issue is dependency, at the anal stage the main issue is self control, at the phallic stage the main issue is sexual identity, at the latency stage it’s skill development, and at the genital stage its creativity and productivity.

Freud theorized that psychological problems are related to problems during one or more of these stages. For example, being too cared for or too neglected causes someone to be orally fixated, too much or too little control causes someone to be anally fixated, insufficient parental role modeling causes phallic fixation.

An orally fixated person is either irrationally dependent (expects what they want to just appear) or irrationally independent (always refuses help).

An anally fixated person is either irrationally self controlled and servile to authority or has no self control and is compulsively defiant of authority.

A phallicly fixated person is either a sexual compulsive (sexually innappropriate/promiscuous) or sexually repressed.

Freud did not classify any latent fixation but I think it is as plausible as those at the other stages. I speculate that people that like to learn and acquire knowledge without any purpose or people that are compulsively non curious represent both dysfunctional ends of the latency spectrum.

The genital stage is the final Freudian developmental stage and according to Freud people don’t all succeed at this. Freud believed the ideal for human happiness is to be happy in love and work, problems in one or the other cause unhappiness.

Like any personality system, Freud’s developmental levels are just a theory, so, be speculative about your results.