Reciprocity 2: What It Is

Last week I talked about balance as a first step to understanding reciprocity. This week I want to refine my focus and discuss the term itself. A few years ago I was in the car, either listening to an audio book or the radio. I was in the off phase of a painful and confusing […]

Election 2016: Safety vs. Fear

My partner sent me this quote this morning, and inspired this week’s blog. “Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives. Social support is not the same as merely being in the presence of others. The […]

Reciprocity 3: Reality Check

When I began this blog, I made a deal with myself to stop pleasing people. http://ourdailycrime.com/letter-of-resignation/   I hope you don’t think this decision led to happily ever after. Aside from a couple of notable exceptions, I’m not making friends and influencing people among my nearest and dearest. Still, I’m determined to grow and heal, whether […]