Author Archive: Alettas

Complexities Beyond My Grasp

Earlier this week I was in a store buying vitamins, and I had another glimpse of just how complex our bodies are. So many systems running at once, and so many linked together. This bio-chemical (vitamins are actually bio-chemicals that we either build ourselves or take from food sources) helps that function, while this other …

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Trusting in the Past

Lately, I have been noticing how much I trust the past to be as factual and know-able as the present, and I have been noticing that it really isn’t more than memory. I have notes that I made about family objects. They seem to be correct in spots because they rely on memory when written …

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The Perils of Giving Advice

Yesterday I gave advice to my boss without being asked to do so and was asked for advice by another person without actually having a good piece of advice to give because I did not have an answer to that question and so gave other advice. Oh me, what will I do with myself? This …

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Mental Structures and Story

A friend said to me last week that Structure Binds Anxiety, by which he meant that having a plan or a schedule which one can rely on reduces worry. A nifty little saying. He certainly has found a piece of the puzzle of ourselves. We constantly make meaning of our context through story and memory. …

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