The strongest emotion that I think I have is empathy for those, like me, who have faced some pretty serious struggles through life. That, and my lack of a sense of accomplishment in this emotions series, is what this post is all about. Happily it ends with a possible step forward in this general arena. Adversity Builds Character So, I ought to have a lot … Continue reading About Emotions #8 – Summing It Up
I have learned over my life that to survive as a deaf person on the Spectrum, I need to control my emotions. That doesn’t mean to stifle them, but to instead understand where they are coming from and to try to focus them in a positive direction. A central part of this Emotion series is about my life experiences with emotions. I have been studying … Continue reading About Emotions #7 – Confusion Among the Experts… And A Path Forward
No, I am not talking about adding a few more years to my life, although that would be welcomed, at least if they were healthy years. What I am talking about is my special series entitled “About Emotions”. I told you at the start of this series that I wanted to get more info about just what emotions are all about. I wanted to see … Continue reading About Emotions #6 -I Need More Time…
I know I promised you some posts on the science of emotions, but I had no idea just how difficult that would turn out to be. The problem is that is there is virtually no agreement on even what are emotions, let alone categorizing them. It’s kind of like the Christian church. There are currently about 39,000 different versions of both. No one seems to … Continue reading About Emotions #5 – Emotions Are Kinda Like The Christian Church…
I am finally convinced that I am now in the full stage of the grieving process due to my wife’s death in July. It took me a while to get here. I was beginning to wonder if I was actually capable of such emotions. But, now they are coming in floods, it seems. The thing that perhaps finally pushed me here was a simple pamphlet … Continue reading About Emotions #4 – The Grieving Process… Finally
The title to this post is a biblical proverb that means that people should take care of their own defects and not just correct the faults of others. I do agree with that, but I also see it as working out our personal problems ourselves instead of letting others try to do it for you. I think perhaps both of those examples is the basis … Continue reading About Emotions #3 – Heal Thy Self
Before I get into the psychological aspects of this new series, I want to help you, and myself, to understand the depth of my troubles with emotions. That is what this post is about: I have been having some pretty severe mood swings lately. I know for many that is caused by being pregnant. But, despite the title above, I really don’t think that is … Continue reading Emotions # 2 – I Think I Might Be Pregnant??
Last week, when I finished up the series End Of Life Trauma, I told you that I would take a few weeks off before I settled on the next “Wednesday series”. I visited the last post of that series dozens of times during my usual editing process, but it was not until it was officially published a week ago that the obvious follow-up series came … Continue reading About Emotions #1 – These Strange Feelings