VanderVision Tip of the Day: I think our world would be a better place if we had as many "Helping Others" books as "Self...
VanderVision Tip of the Day: I think our world would be a better place if we had as many "Helping Others" books as "Self Help" books.
All my saddest times have been my "Self" times. The times when I crawled inside my own head and lived there for a while. It's dark there, and the wrong kind of noisy. It's the noise of mental whirlwind. My insecurities tumble into my neuroses, crash against my hurts, and tangle with strands of life-is-too-hard self-pity.
The best noises are the outside-my-head ones. Conversations with dear ones, my kids giggling, piano pounding, the thrum of awkward-dance inspiring music. I've been thinking a lot lately about how I can tune my ears to hear that more, LIVE that more.
And the only answer that's come to me is to think about myself LESS. Yeah, that's kinda cheesy, I know. But I think some of the best things are.
About author: Kimberly VanderHorst
Kimberly Vanderhorst wrote her first book when she was seven (it was totally awesome, but the world isn't ready for it yet), and her next when she was twenty-seven. When asked to account for the intervening decades, she likes to suggest the possibility of alien abduction with as straight a face as possible.