It's been a few months since my son's brain surgery. A few months since words like "resection" and "craniotomy" and "temporal lobe" became part of my almost daily vocabulary. I went from someone who took her kid to the doctor once a year, to someone who has an entire team of doctors to choose from when something goes wrong.
When I heard about Miles to Go, a coming-of-age comedy-drama about a thirtysomething, tattooed, Jewish writer in Los Angeles with commitment issues, I knew it was something I needed to see. As that more or less describes me (sigh).
It was on the eve of my Bollywood music video debut that I started to have thoughts about my feet, which was strange. I rarely think about them. In fact, I am guilty of neglect.
Neuroticism and conscientiousness are considered two of the "big 5" personality domains. The others include extraversion
At the core of many neurotics is an inability to comfort, calm, reassure or feel good about themselves and needing those to come from someone else.
Why is it that we get a warm feeling when someone understands us? Why is it that a simple caring "Are you okay?" can so move us?