Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 57:  Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics & How to Recognize When You’re Playing Victim, Rescuer, or Persecutor

Drama Triangle

How do you recognize your role in an unhealthy relationship dynamic? This is the question Tracey and I are asking on this week’s episode of Curious and Curiouser. Using the framework of the drama triangle — a social model originally conceived by Psychologist Stephen Karpman — Tracey and I talk about how to recognize when you’re falling into an unhealthy …

Everything Is In Flux (or, On Adulting, Impermanence, & Accelerated Greying)

“We are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny. The universe will always be much richer than our ability to understand it.” ~Carl Sagan Yesterday, I woke up with three new moles on my abdomen and about eighteen new grey hairs. Ok, so I didn’t actually count the moles or …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 51: Why We Procrastinate & What To Do About It

Let’s face it. We all procrastinate. ALL of us. Which is why Tracey and I decided to tackle this topic on the podcast. Today’s question:  What is procrastinating really about? Because here’s the truth:  It’s usually not about being lazy. And in this conversation, Tracey and I discuss some of the underlying reasons why we procrastinate and put things off. …

On Saying No, Opting Out, & Disappointing Other People

“We’re all busy. We’ve all taken on too much. Saying yes to less is the way out.” ~Derek Sivers Here’s a fun fact:  We all have a finite amount of time and energy. Which means that being discerning about how we allocate that time and energy is essential. I was reminded this week what it feels like to let your …