Monday, October 30, 2006

life traps

Not a bad weekend. Got caught up on my sleep, which had been suffering in the last couple of weeks. Got some domestic crap done.


I tried to get back into the self-help book I'm currently reading, Reinventing Your Life. I abandoned it earlier this year when I came to the part that instructed me to write a letter (in my dominant hand) to my wounded inner child, and let my inner child answer back in my non-dominant hand.

Seriously.

I'm finding that to be a bit of a road block. My shrink told me to skip it. I'm inclined to agree, because I think the book's foundations in cognitive therapy are good.

In a future post, I'll describe what life traps the book says I've fallen into!

20 comments:

Timmy said...

my inner child isnt the one that is wounded.

Jason said...

Oh, I need to make a lot of changes after yesterday.

Pablo said...

Tim, that's because your butt takes all the pounding.

madamerouge said...

ROTFLMAO

Maybe I could write a letter to my wounded inner 25 year-old. I think he and I need to get re-acquainted...

OMG! so EMO/GAY! Ugh.

Steven said...

Does the book deal with writers block?

Timmy said...

Pablo, only you would know.

your judgemental aunt said...

Read a Newfie joke book. That will put you on the road to happiness.

Salem said...

Chapter 3: Playing Smiths records is not dealing with depression.

Crucible said...

Maybe you should become a trapper.

Jason said...

I'm going home to eat Maureen's cookies.

Butchieboy said...

Eat a big bowl of ice cream & watch some Lifetime.

Kunstemæcker said...

where do shrinks go to with their problems? There's nothing another shrink can tell them that will make them feel better.

toobusyliving said...

Whatever happened to that other book bought you, "Tired of being Tired?"

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I think Butchie is correct. These books are like something Dr. Leo Marvin would write.

Bonus points to anyone who knows who Dr. Leo Marvin is.

Miss Thistle said...

What About Bob!

First I thought The Simmpsons, but that's Dr. Marvin Monroe. Same diff, I guess.

teh l4m3 said...

I'll tell you what he said! He told me to forcibly insert the Lifeline Exercise Card into my anus!!!

madamerouge said...

http://exercisecardintomyanus.ytmnd.com

sirbarrett said...

What's your inner child's name?

Anonymous said...

My therapist tried to make me write a letter to the inner child. I tried, and I tried, and I ... walked and got a new therapist. Good luck with the reinvention :)

Keith
http:/www.brokenwhole.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Madame,

I really liked your blog. I went in search for Life Traps the book, and schema therapy. Heard it was what the 'old girl' here needed. But then I found you nestling in a blogfest.

And guess what? Had so much fun reading through it all that I decided to make myself one. Blow the reinvention of myself, how about inventing a blog with me in it. Without facial hair. And I am hiding something. tee hee. OK gonna go. Nice yapping with ya. Come and look at my blog and tell me how clever I am.

Miya - been broken now I am whole. wink